Assignment for week 7 – Learn how to apply theoretical ideas to life experience
I. Watch the film Dangerous minds
II. Answer the questions using J.Piaget’s theory of human cognitive development:
- Which Ms. Johnson’s students are and which are not cognitively developed in accordance to their age? (View any 2 characters and find 2 evidences of development/ underdevelopment in each of them.)
- Why is Ms. Johnson’s method in teaching socially problematic students how to understand poetry successful? (Base your answer on Piaget’s concept of metaphor).
- How did Ms. Johnson help Raul develop psychosocially? (Find at least 2 fragments to describe his personality’s growth due to Ms. Johnson’s lessons and personal influence).
- What deficiency in Emilio’s cognitive development became an obstacle for his psychosocial accomplishments? (Find 2 episodes to support your opinion.)