Learning Theories for Children Ages 5-12
- Pre-Operational Stage: Language is an important factor. The child starts to ask "why" and "how". They focus on one thing at a time
- Concrete Operational Stage: They can't be tricked if they literally see something. They understand classification. They also deal with the world they way they see it.
Stage 2- Conventional Stage: The child tries to please others. Morals are now based off of what society thinks and feels. This child is concerned about what others think. Rules are absolute.
Stage 3- Postconventional Stage: The child gains his/her own individualism. The child thinks for himself. They understand the laws but only apply them when necessary. the child finds unity in himself. The child believes humans are they way they are because they are human.
In school a child will be learning new skills. They will either be apart of the "Industry Kids" or the "Inferiority Kids." The "Industry Kids" learn the basic skills easily, while the "Inferiority Kids" usually are put in a low reading group and obtain poor grades.