From the text book, The developing person through childhood and adolescence, 9th edition by Kathleen Berger, chapter 12.Chapter 12 reviews the cognitive development taking place within middle childhood. As these children gain the ability to think in concrete thought, with reduce egocentrism and increased logic, they begin to experience the feeling of control in regards to their thinking and learning process.
For this essay define, describe and provide an example of how children in middle childhood think (cognitions) from the perspective of Piaget, Vygotsky and information-processing approach. Be sure to define, contrast and provide an example of each of the three perspectives.Each answer for a discussion board question should have three (3) sections:
B. Mid-Section or Body of the paper
Each section should consist of at least one meaningful paragraph that addresses the
topic of the essay question. The minimum number of paragraphs is three, however if
you expect to receive full credit you will either need three very well researched and
written paragraphs or more paragraphs to adequately satisfy the chapter question.
A paragraph is composed of:
(1) Topic sentence – Stating the topic of the paragraph
(2) Supporting sentences – write more than one clarifying sentence about the
(3) Concluding sentences – Completes the paragraph or carries the topic to the
A. Introduction Section
a) The introduction section is written in a third person and objective perspective.
b) Which means there are no first or second person perspective words such as “I”,
“we”, “our”, “us” or “my”.
c) This section is where the topic of the question is defined and specific elements
d) Critical Thinking skills are part of this section which permits the presentation of
the topic in an objective, open and non-biased manner
e) There may be more than one paragraph in this section.
f) The final sentence will express the topic of the paper and is called a Thesis
Statement. A thesis statement specifically states what you will cover in the rest
of the paper. A common thesis statement will read as the following:
This paper will cover the following issues
Be sure to cover the items listed in the thesis statement in the mid-section or body
of the paper.
Outline of the introduction section
first sentence that specifically introduces and defines the topic
next sentence(s) will outline the specific elements of the topic
be sure to include elements that you disagree and agree with an objective critical
final sentence is the thesis statement, which specifically states what you’re going
to write about in the middle section
Each paragraph has a minimum of five sentences per paragraph
Written in third person, objective and unbiased language (no opinions)
First two sentences are to state and then define the topic.
The middle sentences are to express the parameters of the topic.
The last sentence is to be the Thesis Statement