Piaget: Stages of cognitive development
- Sensorimotor - 0 - 2yrs
- Preoperational - 2 - 7yrs
- Concrete operations - 7 - 11yrs
- Formal operations - 11+yrs
- Describes how cognitive development proceeds from reflex activity to application of logical solutions to problems
- Before age of 10, children are concrete and have trouble with abstract thinking, so teaching has to be much more concrete and involve modeling.