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Study Guide for EIPT 3473 Exam 2

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Educational Psychology of Childhood and Adolescent Development
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Piaget's Stages • Sensorimotor: birth to 2 • Pre-operational: 2-7 • Concrete Operations: 7-11 • Formal Operations: 11-15 (and on) Piaget Terms and Examples ◦ Adaptation: changing to fit one's environment according to physical and mental schema ◦ Two types: ‣ Accommodation: when a person receives information that doesn't fit with their existing schema and it actually changes their schema • Telling a kid the earth is round forces them to change schema of its flatness completely ‣ Assimilation : when a person receives new information and just adds it to an existing schema • Telling a kid about Saturn and they add it to their schema about planets ◦ Equilibrium: schemas explain the world around them and help a person to understand ◦ Disequilibrium: schemas can't explain world around them, also called cognitive dissonance ◦ Equilibration ‣ Regulating your knowledge ‣ Assimilation and accommodation moving you from disequilibrium to equilibrium ‣ Facilitates progress toward logical consistency ‣ Learning happens when a kid is in disequilibrium and wants to get back to equilibrium, so they add to and change schemas ◦ Organization: mind has complex organization ‣ Developing improves organization which lets you think more complexly ◦ Mental structures: groups of knowledge that we sort new knowledge into and coordinate it with the old ‣ Made up of schemes ◦ Scheme: system of organization our brains use: collection of perceptions, ideas, and actions that are grouped together ‣ Schemes for ideas, events, processes ‣ Dogs, July 4th, how to change a tire ‣ The more schemes you have and the more connected they are, the more complex your thinking can be (organization helps) ◦ The role of experience ‣ Experience of physical world • Build and change schemes through experiencing physical environment • Thinking about direct experience with physical world helps construct general principles • Kids are "little scientists" ‣ Experience of social world • Build and change schemes through experiencing social environment • Thinking about direct experience with social world helps construct general principles ◦ The role of maturation ‣ Maturation helps us move from one stage to the next ‣ Development improves mental structures that help us do new operations ◦ Stages and abilities ‣ 1. Sensorimotor • Birth-2 years • Thinking happens through observable actions • Seeing is believing • Sensory perception ◦ Why they touch and smell and taste everything • Motor activity to learn to move and interact with the world • Milestones ◦ Object permanence: even if something isn't in sight, it still exists ◦ Goal-directed behavior: goes from instinctual to deliberate • Mechanisms ◦ Reflexes: sucking thumb, grasping, focusing on things ◦ Circular reactions: repeating things that are pleasurable ‣ Sucking thumb, crying • Egocentrism: they think they are the only thing, not one object in a world of objects ‣ 2. Pre-operations • 2-7 years • Thinking becomes conceptual and representational • Not just observable actions • Deferred imitation: will imitate what you do at a later time • Can pretend • Drawing (related to pretending) • Spoken language • Advantages over sensorimotor ◦ Think faster, not tied to physical activity ◦ Can think back to past or forward to present ◦ Representation of objects and language starts working, can describe things and talk about several elements • Not completely logical ◦ Can't conserve (ability to reverse a process) ◦ Perceptions ◦ Understand states but not transformational processes ◦ Centration: can focus on one part of a process ◦ Conservation ‣ conservation of number ‣ Conservation of length ‣ Conservation of mass • Ex. 5 year old with clay balls. One turned into a snake, they become different sizes ‣ Conservation of liquid ◦ Trouble with several dimensions ‣ Organize different colors of squares and triangles ◦ Difficulty with hierarchies (comparing values) ‣ Are there more triangles or squares? ◦ Trouble with seriation (putting things where they go in an order) ◦ Can't distinguish intentions of others ◦ Egocentric ‣ Only aware of own viewpoint, not others' perspectives ‣ Ex. Playing together, they may have two completely separate conversations going on ‣ Concrete Operations (7-11) • Thinking becomes more organized, logical and flexible • Logic over perception • Can understand transformational processes • Can reverse processes • Multiple dimensions ◦ Can sort shapes into more than one group • Hierarchies ◦ Can say there are more squares than circles • Seriation ◦ Can fix an order • Understand intentions ◦ Understand the demon who drank the coffee is naughty • Overcome egocentrism by joining social interactions • Difficulties ◦ Need concrete representations of concepts ◦ Can't understand abstract ‣ Ex. Ethics ◦ Scientific thinking ‣ Testing a hypothesis • Ex. Pendulum. Kids have trouble figuring out which factors affect speed of pendulum; they don't test one variable at a time. ◦ Propositional reasoning ‣ Generalizing from one person in a group to another • Ex. All unicorns have blue hair. I have a unicorn. What color hair does it have? ‣ Formal operational ( beginning 11- 15) • Complete, consolidated logical thinking • Thog problem • Can start thinking hypothetically and abstractly ◦ Mentally picture situations that haven't happened • Can systematically and scientifically reason ◦ Pendulum problem: break it down and only change one variable at a time • Propositional logic ◦ Begin to understand syllogisms • Combinatorial Thought ◦ Clear liquid test: make a yellow liquid- they will systematically combine things • Reflective abstraction ◦ Powers Logical-mathematical knowledge ◦ Abstract principles applied to accumulated experiences in a certain set ◦ Also think about ethics and society • Adolescent egocentrism ◦ Fixate on certain things ◦ Idealistic ◦ "Imaginary audience" where they think everyone is watching them ◦ "Personal fable" where we think we are so unique • Limitations of Piaget ◦ Object permanence (evidence as young as 4 months old) ◦ Pre-operational egocentrism ‣ Maybe kids aren't quite so egocentric and can play together ◦ Conservation ‣ The word "more" may be the issue, not the actual idea of conservation ◦ Formal operations ‣ Not everyone grows through all stages of formal operations (may be affected by environment) ◦ Piaget used mostly rich white kids and also used his own kids Vygotsky terms and examples • Appropriation: gradually internalizing other people's viewpoints, cognitive tools, and behaviors for their own use by modifying them ◦ Student is taught what acronyms are in math when taught a memory trick for order of operations, and then makes her own to learn a reading concept • Cognitive tools: physical, symbolic, or conceptual mechanisms that we use to help us think ◦ Shovel, maps, arithmetic • Guided participation: adults involving children in adult activities to teach responsibility and independence ◦ Taking child grocery shopping and having them help find the best value • Social speech: talking to others ◦ Parent directing child how to put dishes away, child asking questions ◦ Transitions to self-talk • Self-talk/ private speech: kids audibly talk themselves through a task as adults have talked them through it previously ◦ "First we take the plate out of the dishwasher, then we go put it in the cabinet." ◦ Transitions to inner speech • Inner speech: talking to yourself silently in your head to help you work through a task ◦ 4x3+5 First we multiply 4 and 3, then we add 5. • Internalization: the way social activities evolve and become integrated into our brains as mental activities ◦ Self-talk to inner speech • Intersubjectivity: Shared understanding, purpose, attention, and problem-solving between the teacher and learner ◦ Happens in the ZPD ◦ Student and mentor are working together to edit the student's paper • Mediation: adults helping children to make sense of an event they were both present for by having a discussion about principles behind it and assigning labels to concepts ◦ After taking a child to a medieval fair, a parent explains more about the culture they just experienced • Scaffolding: Structures we use to support learning ◦ As you build a building, the scaffolding is removed and the building stands alone ◦ Teachers give support and slowly remove it so that children can become independent ◦ First a teacher demonstrates a math problem, then talks to students as they do it, then has them do it alone • ZPD: Zone of Proximal Development ◦ Changing area between "novice" and "expert" ◦ Set of tasks you can do with assistance from an expert ‣ Expert can be anyone who knows more about the topic than the student • Teacher, peer, parent ◦ Specific to topics and learning situations ◦ Often dictated by development ◦ Size of the zone affected by: ‣ Learner factors: • Past experience and learning extends lower bound • Motivation extends upper bound • Emotions at the time ◦ A little anxiety helps you focus • Basic capacity ‣ Teacher factors: • Expertise ◦ The more they know, the more they can teach • Verbal skills ◦ Can the communication effectively • Motivation to teach • Interpersonal skills ◦ Giving just enough help • Emotions at the time ◦ Frustration makes it smaller ‣ Situational factors • Distractions ◦ A kid screaming in the corner makes learning hard • Comfort of environment ◦ Blinking lights bad • Availability of teaching aids ◦ No individual instruction shrinks it Vygotsky's emphasis on social relationships and culture and their influence on development • Adults pass along cultural knowledge and tools to children through social interactions, mediation, guided participation, and scaffolding, and slowly transfer all responsibility and knowledge to children as they become adults • Socio-cultural theory Vygotsky for Education ◦ Have students use self-talk when faced with a difficulty problem, which leads to internalization ◦ Encourage students to think like adults ‣ Using critical reasoning like adults ◦ Give students some work that they can only succeed in with help ◦ Set up enough scaffolding so they can understand and take it away gradually as they understand more and their ability grows ◦ Have students work through difficult tasks in small groups ‣ Peer to peer scaffolding Intelligence • Affected by development and the environment. ◦ Nature and nurture ◦ Context- and situation-specific • Theories of intelligence ◦ Accepted by researchers: ‣ Intelligence adapts ‣ Uses past experiences and ability to learn ‣ Incorporates mental processes ‣ Is specific to culture ‣ Definition: "ability to apply past knowledge and experiences flexibly to accomplish challenging new tasks" ◦ Many conceptualizations of intelligence ‣ Either unidimensional • Spearman • General intelligence that can be applied to specific areas • Testing different areas of knowledge corresponded ◦ People who were high in reading were usually high in math • If you don't have general intelligence, you won't be able to build up specific areas ‣ Or multidimensional • Gardner • Multiple intelligences ◦ Linguistic, mathematics, spatial, musical, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalist, existential?? • Maybe too many types • More preferences ‣ Integrating the two • Cattel-Horn-Carroll model of human abilities ◦ General intelligence and specific areas ‣ Strongest theory: • Sternberg's triarchic theory ◦ Analytic intelligence ‣ Logical, problem-solving ◦ Creative intelligence ‣ Divergent thinking- creating new things and solutions ◦ Practical intelligence ‣ Street smarts and common sense • Using different parts of the brain for different things • Intelligent behavior involves ◦ Cognitive processes ‣ Gaining knowledge and performing on tasks ◦ Prior experience ‣ Using what you know and what you've practiced ◦ Environmental context ‣ Adapting yourself to the environment and vice versa ‣ Distributed intelligence • Intelligence varies by context (not just person) ◦ Physical, social, cultural supports affect it ‣ Using technology, other people, and symbols ◦ Ex. Aborigine kids couldn't perform well on IQ tests but they were amazing at spatial reasoning ‣ Crystallized intelligence: jeopardy intelligence. What facts do you know? ‣ Fluid intelligence: analytical and reasoning abilities • Knowing what years a war took place in is crystallized, being able to think about causes and effects of the war is fluid ◦ IQ tests ‣ Carefully constructed by scientists ‣ Tested many times for accuracy ‣ One-on-one for accuracy ‣ Used to suck ‣ Get an IQ score that compares your performance to others your age ‣ Mean for 20-year-olds is 100 and standard deviation is 15 ‣ Predicts well: how well you will do in school and on other tests, how you will do in college ‣ Good construct validity- measures what it's supposed to. examines intelligence ‣ Reliable and consistent over time ‣ Predicting • Academic, financial, and career success • Better predictor of career success than anything else studied (SES, schooling, others) ◦ Motivation, creativity, etc also extremely important to success ◦ Achievement/standardized tests ‣ Mostly carefully constructed • Takes a long time ‣ Rigorously tested usually ‣ Predict later accomplishments ‣ Administered to several at a time • Ex: ACT, GRE ◦ Tests of specific abilities ‣ Aptitude tests • Ability to learn ‣ Specific brain processes • Diagnose disabilities in learning • Influences on accuracy ◦ Students are less motivated than teachers ◦ Personality ◦ Test bias ‣ When test gives more accurate results for one group than another • Math questions about yachts or tennis biased toward rich ‣ Sources of bias • Lack experience with subject matter ◦ Culture differences ◦ SES differences • Don't understand format or what they are supposed to do ◦ Standardized tests ◦ Practice tests help • Don't understand language completely or language use ‣ How common is bias? • Standardized tests and IQ tests are much better now • State tests often biased because they haven't been tested by diverse people • Locally-constructed tests more biased usually • Testing: good or bad? ◦ Tests may not be able to do all the things politicians want them to ◦ Test scores often misinterpreted ‣ Correlation does not equal causation. Just because a student does badly on a test doesn't mean they are dumb. Situational factors are at play ◦ One-time assessment ◦ Still reasons for testing and measuring achievement ‣ Helpful for pull-outs to know what students need extra help ‣ Hold teachers accountable • Maybe administrators and districts held accountable just as much if not more than individual teachers ◦ Can give lots of useful information with correct interpretation ◦ IQ scores taken out of cultural context and the context in which they took the test ‣ Based on western culture ◦ IQ scores cannot take personality and metacognition into account ‣ Perseverance, problem solving • Influences on intelligence ◦ Nature or nurture? ◦ Nature/genetic ‣ Polygenic: many different genes have something to do with intelligence, each has a very small impact ‣ Looking at how often heredity affects intelligence • Twin studies where one is placed in low SES and one is placed in high SES ◦ How does environment impact? ◦ Generally there are similarities but the higher SES kid has higher IQ • Just because you have good genes doesn't mean they will express regardless of environment ◦ Nurture/environmental ‣ Home life • Safety, food, clothing, relationships ‣ School life • How rigorous and supportive your school is ◦ Edmond v Okc ‣ Societal influence • Community, culture ‣ Poverty • Resources help • Lower SES correlates with lower test scores ◦ Impact of schooling ‣ Years of schooling have more to do with IQ than age ‣ IQ and standardized test scores drop in the summer ‣ Kids would achieve more intellectually if they went to school more days ◦ Impact of poverty ‣ Nutrition ‣ Overall Health ‣ Less parent involvement-> less stimulation ‣ Less emotional support ‣ The longer a kid lives in poverty, the more their IQ drops ◦ Impact of society ‣ Flynn effect: • Since industrialization, IQ scores have continued to rise in developed countries ◦ Impact of gender ‣ Rarely any significant differences ‣ Girls are slightly better at reading and writing, boys slightly better at visual-spatial ‣ Should expect similar potential in all areas • Relating to teachers ◦ Don't put all confidence in IQ scores ◦ Believe every kid has potential and try to help them reach it ◦ Intervene early ◦ Capitalize on strength but bring out weaknesses ◦ Use scaffolding and help them problem-solve ◦ Remember that intelligence shows itself in many ways Language Acquisition • Languages are symbol systems with rules constructed by society for how each symbol sounds, how they are formed into words, and how words form sentences • 4 aspects of Language Development ◦ Phonological: sounds ‣ Listening and speaking ◦ Semantic: sounds making meaningful words ◦ Syntactic: words making meaningful sentences ◦ Pragmatics of language: social conventions of language ‣ Sociolinguistic ‣ Talking space ◦ Semantic development: word meaning ‣ From 18 mo to 6 years, kids learn 9 words daily ‣ 14,000 words by age 5 ‣ Comprehend more than they use ‣ "Fast-mapping" is when they get a word from one-time use • Overextension: when you incorrectly use a word to describe too many things ◦ Ex. Use "ball" for balls and balloons • Underextension: when you incorrectly use a word to describe too few things ◦ Ex. Use "bear" for their own teddy bear, but not for everyone else's or for real bears • Or just plain mismatching ‣ Pragmatic cues help a lot • Babies pay attention to what others pay attention to, and this helps them learn words • Intentional action helps them learn words ◦ Jump and say "jump" ‣ Grammatical form gives clues • "A" versus "some" ‣ Understanding figurative speech takes a long time • Break the ice ◦ Syntactic development: phrases and sentences ‣ One word phrases at 1 year old: holophrases • No ‣ Vocabulary explosion at 18 months • Can learn more than one word at once ‣ Telegraphic speech beginning at end of 2nd year • Light off ‣ General rules learned, then exception • Overregulation around age 4 ◦ "I saw two mouses" • Continue to learn syntax through college ‣ Infant-directed speech: baby talk • Role in semantic development ◦ Helps them pick up words faster • Role in syntactic development ◦ Recasts: we rephrase what kids say into correct grammar ◦ Expansions: we restate things more complexly ◦ Factors of sociolinguistic behaviors (pragmatics) ‣ Taught to be polite by adults ‣ Imitate adult behaviors ‣ Become unconscious standards ‣ When to be silent and when to talk • Western culture is chatty and full of small talk ‣ How to interact with adults • Some cultures addressing an adult is rude ‣ Eye contact • May show rudeness in African-American, Hispanic, and Native American cultures ‣ Personal space • European Americans keep a large personal space ‣ Responding to questions • Adults in our culture ask questions they know the answer to to facilitate learning, uncommon in other cultures ‣ Waiting and interrupting • Wait time longer for some cultures • Give students longer to respond ‣ All of these factors affect the classroom • Gender differences ◦ Girls learn to speak sooner and speak more ‣ Language as a tool for relationship-building and getting info ◦ Boys speak less and more directly ‣ Language as a tool for getting information • Ideas on language acquisition ◦ Modeling and reinforcement ‣ Conditioning (stimulus to response) ‣ We simply imitate ◦ Nativist ‣ Our brains are made to learn language ‣ We don't need to be directly taught ◦ Information processing ‣ Our brain uses same mechanisms it does for other information ‣ Brain develops, improves attention span and memory, which helps language learning ‣ Language helps us test hypotheses and use deductive reasoning ◦ Sociocultural ‣ Language is learned in cultural context and situations ‣ Caregivers help kids master semantics, syntax, and pragmatics ◦ Functional ‣ We learn and use language to serve our own purposes ‣ Tied to cognitive, social, and emotional development • Bilingualism ◦ Advantages ‣ Close relationships ‣ More aware of cultural differences in the world ‣ Higher scores on reading, language, reasoning ‣ More aware of their own language use • Bilingual education not on the study guide but you might review those slides


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