Project #90043 - Short Essay- Cognitive Shifts from Preschool to School Age

Your total response should be at least 250 words, include at least one in-text citation, and should answer each one of the following questions.

Do you think that there is any connection between the cognitive shifts that children make between about five and seven years of age and the fact that most cultures with formal education systems begin children's schooling at this age period? Are these shifts continuous or discontinuous?

To answer this question, address the following points, some of which are covered in detail in one of Watson's lectures:

  • Detail the many shifts that occur between five and seven years of age.
  • Talk about the cognitive characteristics of the end product, the child in the concrete operational stage.
  • Discuss the differences between the preschooler (age 3-5) and the school age (age 7-11) child in terms of how they think differently.
  • Speculate as to why this shift might or might not make children ready for school.
  • Are these shifts continuous, as Bandura would assert, or they discontinuous, as Piaget believed? Defend your answer.

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