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Cognitive Development: Assimilation and Accommodation

Cognitive Development: Assimilation and Accommodation

Author: Barbara Ludins
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This lesson will differentiate assimilation from accommodation.

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Cognitive Development: Assimilation and Accomodation

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Terms to Know
Accommodation

Either modifying an existing schema to fit new information, or creating a new schema.

Assimilation

Adding new information to an existing schema, or mental pattern.

Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

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.

Schema

The basic mental structures around which we construct our knowledge.