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Piaget thought that there were clear links between children’s cognitive development and the natural biological maturation of the brain. According to Piaget, cognitive development is an inevitable process – as the brain matures the thinking matures, and the understanding increases. However, Piaget also saw interaction with the environment as an important factor in cognitive development. Biological maturation takes place over a period of time. Piaget thought that children’s cognitive development was based to a large extent on their biological development.
Summary of evaluative points Piaget developed the first comprehensive account of children’s cognitive development. His work challenged the passive view of the child and led to a vast amount of research. Piaget developed a stage theory of cognitive development. Each stage represents a development in thinking and understanding. This theory consists of the sensorimotor stage, the pre-operational stage, the concrete operational stage and the formal operational stage. He developed the Three Mountains Task and tests of conservation to investigate children’s cognitive development.
I want daddy. This provokes behaviour – getting daddy. Egocentric speech 3–7 years Children talk to themselves regardless of other individuals who are listening. They say things out loud to guide their behaviour. They talk about what they are doing and why. g. a child will often say hop, scotch, hop when playing a game of hopscotch as if to tell their body what to do. Inner speech 7+ and adults This inner speech is silent; it is used to direct behaviour or thoughts. When this stage is reached individuals can engage in all types of higher mental functions.