John Piaget's Stages Of Cognitive Development

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John Piaget developed a theory known as Cognitive-Developmental Theory. Piaget considered children as natural physicists who actively intend to learn about and take intellectual charge of their worlds. He used concepts such as schemes (a pattern of action or mental structure that involved acquiring or organizing knowledge), adaptation (interaction between the organism and their environment), assimilation (process in which someone responds to new objects or events), accommodation (when a scheme is changed or a new scheme created to incorporate a new event), and equilibration (the process of restoring equilibrium or balance). Piaget also identified four major stages of cognitive development that happen in an orderly sequence, these stages are