Piaget and the Concrete-Operational Period
Part 1: Writing a Play
Read the articles assigned for this topic and conduct additional research on the Internet or through the GCU Library. Use your knowledge to write a one-act play about a small group of friends.
Through the dialogue, the children should exhibit evidence of being in the concrete-operational period of cognitive development.
Be as creative in the dialogue of your scene as you can, remembering that at this stage children, according to the textbook, become “less egocentric, rarely confuse appearances with reality, and are able to reverse their thinking.”
Set the scene and include acting and stage direction, if necessary and appropriate.
Your creative work should be between 500-750 words.
Give your play a name.
Part 2: Summary
Write a summary of approximately 200 to 300 words in which you analyze and explain ethical and cultural strategies for promoting resilience, optimum development, and wellness in middle childhood.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:
2.F.3.b. Theories of learning.
2.F.3.c. Theories of normal and abnormal personality development.
2.F.3.e: Biological, neurological, and physiological factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.
2.F.3.i. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan.
Links to articles and log in information will be provided in private discussion