ERIC Number: ED481012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
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Dealing with Piaget: Analyzing Card Games for Understanding Concepts.
Weisskirch, Robert S.
Students who take developmental psychology courses have difficulty applying theoretical concepts to situations separate from the context of theory. When learning about Piagetian theory, students often confine their understanding to demonstrations of conservation tasks. Analyzing Card Games, an active learning activity, allows students to apply the stages of Piaget's theory of cognitive development to common card games. Students favorably rated this active learning exercise, indicating that the exercise deepened understanding of the concepts. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (111th, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 7-10, 2003).