Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation


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This is the stage of representation in which an object can be directly manipulated, but without an internal representation of said object:

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1. How do Bruner and Piaget's views differ?

2. Bruner's three stages of cognitive representation follow which order, from earliest to latest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at trying to allow the student to do the best in his or her studies, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Bruner's Theory of Development. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how Bruner and Piaget disagreed on certain concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of the various modes
  • How Bruner and Piaget disagreed
  • Order of Bruner's modes of representation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the ideas of Bruner and Piaget
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding Bruner's three modes of representation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the features of the iconic mode

Additional Learning

To learn more about how Bruner believed a student could be most successful, review the corresponding lesson Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what Bruner believed regarding learning and education
  • Identify his three stages of representation
  • Describe how the curriculum should be designed according to Bruner
  • Appreciate what discovery learning can do for a student rather than being told
  • Know the differences in thought between Bruner and Piaget when it comes to education