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The theory about children’s intellectual development that has proved to be most influenti

 The theory about children’s intellectual development that has proved to be most influential on early childhood education in this century is that of

a.Skinner.c.Piaget.

b.Freud.d.Erikson.

2.              In Piaget’s view, children’s cognition develops when children are

a.taught specific information by the teacher in a carefully sequenced manner.

b.allowed to actively build or construct concepts.

c.placed in an early childhood program at an early age.

d.All of these answers.

3.              Piaget’s theory of cognitive development is sometimes also called

a.constructivist theory.c.activist  theory.

b.developmental theory.d.social learning theory.

4.              Recent research about the development of infants’ brains has underscored the importance of ____ for promoting optimal cognitive development.

a.starting to use number and letter flashcards with babies early in infancy

b.focusing babies’ attention on intellectual pursuits

c.a safe, nurturing environment, including consistent caregivers

d.All of these answers.

5.              Babies learn that they can cause things to happen, thus purposefully repeat actions and behaviors at

a.birth.c.four to eight months.

b.one to four months.d.eight to twelve months.

6.              Object permanence appears at

a.birth.c.four to eight months.

b.one to four months.d.eight to twelve months.

7.              The emergence of mental representation in the last sensorimotor stage parallels the growth of

a.motor abilities.c.language.

b.sensory skills.d.cognition.

8.              By about age two, as children reach the beginning of the preoperational period, they have acquired the new mental ability of

a.conservation.c.object permanence.

b.symbolic representation.d.logical thought.

9.              Young children’s reliance on their own viewpoints, assuming that everyone experiences and sees the world as they do, is referred to as

a.abstract thinking.c.egocentricity.

b.single-mindedness.d.None of these answers.

10.              The school-age child falls into Piaget’s ____ period.

a.sensorimotorc.preoperations

b.formal operationsd.concrete operations

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