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Piaget Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Did Piaget viewed people as active constructors of their information via interpretation of external events?
Did Piaget viewed knowledge as adaptive and it was the teacher or parent's role to help change the way the child thought?
According to Piaget the adaptive process occurs throughout our life.
Adaptation is considered the essence to intelligence.
What does this mean to you?

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Yes, Piaget viewed the individual as the actor on their environment and determines their activity and understanding of the world based on four stages of development:

• Sensorimotor. Birth through ages 18-24 months.
• Preoperational. Toddlerhood (18-24 months) through early childhood (age 7).
• Concrete operational. Ages 7 to 12.
• Formal operational. Adolescence through adulthood.

The child's understanding is adaptive and changes qualitatively as they progress through the stages. For instance, in the sensorimotor stage, objects are known for their touch, smell, and ...

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Your tutorial is 337 words with three references and discusses the overall theme with Piaget's development theory and what this means for a teacher designing learning events.