Discussion on educating children in their early childhood years

Option 1: In our readings this week there is an extensive discussion on educating children in their early childhood years. Based on what you know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, what type of early childhood education program would you want your child to attend? Why?

Discussion on educating children in their early childhood years

Option 1: In our readings this week there is an extensive discussion on educating children in their early childhood years. Based on what you know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, what type of early childhood education program would you want your child to attend? Why?

Option 2: A young man was sentenced to serve 10 years for selling a small amount of marijuana when he was 15 years old. He escaped from prison six months after his sentencing and moved to a different state. The authorities located him when he went to vote, 30 years later. He is a professional carpenter and a model citizen. Should he be back to prison to serve the remainder of his 9.5-year sentence? Why or why not? Is your answer to this question based in the preconventional, conventional or postconventional level of moral reasoning? Should the level of moral reasoning be based on the stage of development that the man was in when he escaped from prison, or when he was located by authorities? Explain.

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What to know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

Piaget’s stages are a theory of how a child’s cognition — meaning their knowledge and understanding about the world — develops between birth and adulthood.

Jean Piaget was an early psychologist who specialized in child development from the 1920s onward. Piaget developed his theories by watching children and making notes about their progress.

The core idea of Piaget’s theory is that children develop by acting as “little scientists”. They explore and interact with their world to understand people, objects, and concepts. They do this naturally, even without the help of an adult.

This article explains Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development, key concepts, and how people can use them to help children learn and develop.

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