Accommodating existing schemas piaget

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According to Piaget, two major principles guide intellectual growth and biological development: adaptation and organization.

(The following outline of his key concepts has been taken from the following website the work outlined below should be attributed to it’s author Kendra Cherry) Schemas – A schema describes both the mental and physical actions involved in understanding and knowing.

Schemata influence attention and the absorption of new knowledge: people are more likely to notice things that fit into their schema, while re-interpreting contradictions to the schema as exceptions or distorting them to fit.

Schemata have a tendency to remain unchanged, even in the face of contradictory information.

Assimilation and accommodation are both part of the adaptation process.

Piaget believed that human beings possess mental structures that assimilate external events, and convert them to fit their mental structures.

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