G-1: kids come first

These first two assignments deal with mental development according to Piagetian tenets and focuses on philosophical and psychobiological concepts of mental development in children.

Before lessons can be designed for children, the curriculum architects had better understand what their consumers are like.

G-1 piaget dialogue

Interview three children [ ages: 5-6-7-8-9 ] with the piaget task kit you assemble. Write a short summary of the interview process, and how the 'childish thinking patterns' you observed either mesh or don't mesh with the concepts found in science books.

Do not interview a 3 or 4 year old.


reading 1
task kit: this is the recipe you'll need to make your kit

reading 2
listening to kids: what they say tells you a lot about what they are thinking.

reading 3
some interesting notes and quotes about kids and teaching

some notes: