Discussion – 250 words min- due in 6 hours

Analyzing Children’s Cognitive Development [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 3]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion,

Read Chapter 6: Cognitive Development: Piagetian, Core Knowledge, and Vygotskian Perspectives
Read Chapter 7: Cognitive Development: An Information-Processing Perspective
Complete the Analyzing Children’s Cognitive Development Pre-Activity
Complete the Cognitive Development Self-Check
Watch the VLS video: Cognitive Development: Infant Block Play (Links to an external site.) (Virtual Lab School, n.d.).

As presented in your text, there are several perspectives which attempt to explain how learning occurs; but regardless of the theoretical perspective, cognitive development is highly dependent on experiences for development. You have been assigned by the Analyzing Children’s Cognitive Development Pre-Activity to one theoretical perspective of cognitive development: Piagetian, Vygotskian, or information-processing.
In your discussion post,

Provide a brief analysis of the behaviors you observed in the Cognitive Development: Infant Block Play (Links to an external site.) video based on the theoretical perspective to which you’ve been assigned. Refer to the table below for some of the key ideas or terms that are associated with each perspective. These should be included in your initial post.
Propose at least two strategies or activities that could be used to support development and is consistent with the theoretical perspective to which you were assigned.
Discuss how you can involve the children’s family or community to extend the learning for one of your strategies you proposed above.

Theoretical Perspective
Key Ideas or Terms
Piagetian Perspective
schemata, assimilation, accommodation, equilibrium
Vygotskian Perspective
private speech, scaffolding, intersubjectivity, zone of proximal development
Information-Processing Perspective
attention, short and long-term memory, information storage and retrieval, metacognitive knowledge, cognitive self-regulation

Required Resources
Text
Berk, L. E. (2013). Child development (9th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

Chapter 6: Cognitive Development: Piagetian, Core Knowledge, and Vygotskian Perspectives
Chapter 7: Cognitive Development: An Information-Processing Perspective
Chapter 9: Language Development

Article
Oliva-Olson, C., Espinosa, L. M., Hayslip, W., & Magruder, E. S. (2018/2019). Many languages, one classroom. Teaching Young Children, 12(2), 4-7. Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc

The full-text version of this article is available through the ProQuest database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about effective strategies for teaching in classrooms with children who speak multiple languages and will assist you in your Dual-Language Dilemma assignment this week.

Multimedia
Virtual Lab School. (n.d.). Cognitive development: Infant block play (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://stream.virtuallabschool.org/cognitive/3545/3545-480.mp4

This video shows infants playing with blocks and is required to complete your Analyzing Children’s Cognitive Development discussion this week.
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Web Page
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, February 22). Basic Information (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/facts.html

This website provides information about basic developmental milestones for children, along with links to resources for educators and parents. This will assist you in your Cognitive and Language Development Milestones Picture Book assignment this week.
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