Students Cognitive Development;What Should Teachers Do

You will understand here Students Cognitive Development.Cognitive development in the teaching-learning process of the students.It would be useless to teach students certain knowledge with very advanced technologies if their level of cognitive development 

Learners’ Cognitive Development, Cognitive or thinking is a term used by psychologists to describe all mental activities related to perception, thought, memory and information processing that enable a person to acquire knowledge, solve problems, and plan for the future, or all psychological processes involved relating to how individuals study, pay attention, observe, imagine, estimate, assess and think about their environment.

Factors OF Students’ Cognitive Development

Teachers must know about the factors that affect students. Central to the factors that influence cognitive development are parenting styles and the environment. Usually the parenting style is more applied to children. This parenting is a sign of cognitive development, because when a child is cared for inappropriately, this will have an impact on the child’s cognitive development, even on the child’s mental development. The environment is also very influential on cognitive development, the worse the environment and one’s interactions, the greater the possibility of environmental influence on children’s cognitive development. (Wibowo, 2016)

The stages of Cognitive Development of Students/Students Cognitive Development;

According to Piaget, the four stages of student cognitive development are as follows.

  1. motor sensory stage (0–2 years)

At the motor sensory stage (0-2 years) a child will learn to use and organize physical and mental activities into a series of meaningful actions. At this stage, children’s understanding is very dependent on the activities (movements) of their body and their sense organs.

  1. pre-operational stage (2-7 years)

In the pre-operational stage (2-7 years), a child is still very much influenced by special things obtained from the experience of using the senses, so he has not been able to see relationships and conclude things consistently.

  1. concrete operational stage (7-11 years)

At the concrete operational stage (7-11 years), generally children are currently studying in elementary school. At this stage, a child can make conclusions from a real situation or by using concrete objects, and is able to consider two aspects of a real situation together (for example, between shape and size).

  1. formal operational stage (more than 11 years)

At the formal operational stage (more than 11 years), a person’s cognitive activities do not necessarily use real objects. This stage is the last stage in cognitive development. (Doyin, 2015)

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