PIaget's Schemes: Assimilation, Accommodation, and Organization

PIaget's Schemes: Assimilation, Accommodation, and Organization

Storyboard Text

  • Adaptation: Assimilation
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  • Look, a cat!
  • Adaptation: Accomodation
  • That's a sheep. Sheep say, "Baaa!"
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  • Okay. Hi sheep!
  • Organization
  • Four legged animalSheep Cat
  • When this child sees a sheep for the first time, she will assimilate it into her existing scheme of a four legged animal. Since she has a four legged animal at home and calls it a "cat", she also calls the sheep a "cat".
  • After her mother tells her the four legged animal is a sheep, this child will accommodate that new information into a new scheme and refer to the animal as "sheep" instead of "cat".
  • This child now uses the internal process of organization to link together a hierarchy of these schemes. Her scheme of "four legged animal" now has sub-categories of the "sheep" and "cat" schemes. The organization process will continue to rearrange and link together schemes as learning occurs.
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