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Teaching Strategies

Chapter 2 (Theories of Development)
  1. Purpose of Activity
    • To compare and contrast the theories of the following theorists:
      • Piaget
      • Erikson
      • Vygotsky
      • Kohlberg

  2. Key Concepts
    • Cognitive Development
    • Psychosocial Development
    • Moral Reasoning
    • Discontinuous Stage Theories
    • Graphic Organizers are an example of scaffolding
  1. An excellent method to compare the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson and Kolhberg is using a graphic organizer found below. It is suggested that it should be used as a review at the conclusion of the chapter. The format is as follows:



Please point out that the graphic organizer above is an example of a scaffolding activity. That is, it helps/supports learners to visualize relationships between various concepts that might not automatically be seen. In other words, it makes learning easier.

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