Understand Child and Young Person Development

Understand Child and Young Person Development
2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice?
Write a brief summary on each of the following theorist
Piaget’s theory results in specific recommendations for a given stage of cognitive development. For example with children in the sensor motor stage, teachers should try to provide a rich and stimulating environment with ample of objects to play with. On the other hand with children in the concrete operational stage, learning activities should involve problems of classification, ordering, location, conversation using concrete objects.
Piaget identified four stages in cognitive development which is:-
Sensor motor stage (infancy) intelligence is demonstrated through motor activity without the use of symbols. Knowledge is limited based on physical interactions/ experiences. Physical development allows them to develop new intellectual abilities and speech begins to develop.
Pre operational stage (toddler and early childhood) intelligence is demonstrated through the use of symbols, language matures, memory and imagination are developed but thinking is non logical.
Concrete operational stage (elementary and early adolescence) intelligence is demonstrated through logical and systematic manipulation of symbols relates to concrete objects and their operational thinking develops.
Formal operational stage (adolescence and adulthood) intelligence is demonstrated through the logical use of symbols related to abstract concepts and many people do not think formally during adulthood.
His views of how children’s minds work and develop have been enormously influential particularly in educational theory. His particular insight was the role of maturation and increasing the capacity to understand their world, they cannot undertake certain tasks until they are psychologically mature enough to do so. The research has spawned a great deal more, much of which has...