This lesson will differentiate assimilation from accomodation.
Source: Video created by Mollie McQuillan
The basic mental structures around which we construct our knowledge.
Adding new information to an existing schema, or mental pattern.
Either modifying an existing schema to fit new information, or creating a new schema.
Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development explains how children’s mental processes and understanding of the world changes in four stages: Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational, and Formal Operations.