CHFD 342 â€¢ Assignment List
â€¢ Assignment 1: Week 2
Assignment 1: Week 2
DUE: Aug 20, 2018 11:59 PM
Cultural Differences in Caring for Infants
The major assumptions of Piagetâ€™s theory of cognitive development are that infants are active agents in constructing knowledge and that the interaction of experience and biology leads to growth and development. The cultural-contextual view agrees with these assumptions but adds two more: (1) other people make active contributions to infant development, and (2) cultural practices, which reflect the dominant beliefs and values of a culture, shape infant interaction with others and, ultimately, shape cognitive development.