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Piaget's preoperational development stage

Which of Piaget's developmental stages are most important for intellectual development? How does this fit with our current K-12 system of early education?

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The preoperational developmental stage is the most important for intellectual development. The charcteristics of the stage are that the child uses symbolic thinking including language to understand the world. Children in this stage begin to think symbolically; they can think and understand objects using mental processes that are independent of immediate experience. This is reflected in their ability to use language, to think of past and ...

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This solution explains why Piaget's preoperational development stage is the most important stage for development. It also discusses how it fits into our current system of early education.