CI 512: Teaching and Learning. Tuesday, 8/2/2011: Week 3 Constructivism. Class Outline: Constructivism. Note Taker: Teale Iacolucci Observer: Westie Freeman Logistics (9:00-9:05) Piaget Theory Stages of Cognitive Development (9:05-9:15)
Tuesday, 8/2/2011: Week 3
Note Taker: TealeIacolucci Observer: Westie Freeman
Allow more time for discussion and individual reflection
Advice: Be sure to read Phillips and Soltis’s chapter on Social Learning Theory before writing your synthesis paper.
“If we accept the fact that there are stages of development, another question arises which I call ‘the American question,’ and I am asked it ever time I come here. If there are stages that children reach at given norms of ages, can we accelerate the stages? Do we have to go through each one of these stages, or can we speed it up a bit?”
“It is probably possible to accelerate, but maximal acceleration is not desirable. There seems to be an optimal time. What this optimal time is will surely depend on each individual and on the subject matter. We still need further research to know what the optimal time would be.”
- Piaget, 1970, New York Lecture
(Resnick & Ford, 1981, p.178)
The question still remains, does acceleration of stage development result in better thinkers over the long term?