Piaget and Disequilibrium: Definition & Theory


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Assimilation occurs during which phase:

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1. When what we know fits into our current schema or background knowledge, this is known as:

2. A child learns in kindergarten class that dogs have four legs and fur and that they bark. The child encounters a four-legged animal with fur, but instead of barking, it meows. The child is now confused by this new situation and is in a state of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you review the concept of disequilibrium in schema formation according to Piaget. Topics critical for passing the quiz include Piaget's career and the concept of accommodation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the following:

  • Phase in which assimilation occurs
  • Term for the state in which our background knowledge can be applied to a current situation
  • Term for when our experience of something doesn't fit our schema
  • Focus of Piaget's career
  • Process of accommodation

Skills Practiced

These assessments also allow you to practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the process in which our schemas don't fit with our experience
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as assimilation and accommodation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Piaget's career

Additional Learning

To learn more about disequilibrium, refer to the lesson Piaget and Disequilibrium: Definition & Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Piaget and his career
  • Understand the process of schema formation
  • Define key words such as groping, schema, and assimilation