Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Piaget's four stages of cognitive development, part of Programming Foundations: Programming for Kids.
…Another way of understanding how kids learn is through…a concept known as Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development.…Categorization of learning styles teaches us how people…learn differently even when they're at similar developmental levels.…But Piaget's stages are about how our…learning processes change as we grow older.…Jean Piaget was a 20th century psychologist who worked from the premise…that children are just as smart as adults, but that they think differently.…
In other words, kids don't just learn more…as they grow, they change in how they learn.…Educators and parents can use Piaget's definitions…to better understand how kids process information…and how to create and select learning…tools that work for a kid's particular stage.…The earliest of Piaget's stages is called the sensorimotor…stage, and it describes how toddlers and infants learn.…During this stage, kids being to…understand that things exist separately from themselves,…and they acquire new information through sensory…experiences and that's all of the senses.…
- Understanding your child's learning style
- Graphical programming on iPads and computers
- Making things move
- Learning about algorithms
- Programming animations, apps, and games
- Programming virtual and real robots
- Programming hardware: Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/10/2014. What changed?
A: We updated the "Programming Android apps: MIT App Inventor" video to incorporate new device footage, so you can see how the app performs on an Android phone.