According to Jean Piaget’s concrete operational stage, school-age children master tasks step by step and work out the logic of each problem separately instead of coming up with general logical principles that they can apply globally. In this discussion we will explore these concepts further
As you create your discussion post, consider the following:
Does every child progress through Piaget’s concrete operational stage at the same rate? Why might this be? What impact does gender play during this developmental stage?
By the end of this discussion, you will be able to:
Describe major characteristics of concrete operational thought.
Discuss follow-up research on concrete operational thought, noting the importance of culture and schooling.
Complete the following:
Jean Piaget’s concrete operational stage spans the years from 7 to 11 and marks a major turning point in cognitive development. What are the major characteristics of the concrete operational stage? How might cultural practices affect children’s mastery of Piagetian tasks, especially those associated with schooling? Which aspects of Piaget’s description of the concrete operational child do you accept as true? Which do you doubt? Why? Be sure to include in your response information from the textbook or other psychology-specific sources.