I created this stop motion video to teach my peers about some key points about cognitive development from birth to the point we reach adulthood. Each image was hand dram by myself with markers, crayons, and pencils. To make all the images cohesive, I decided to make the font look like the type you see in a comic book because like a comic book, I wanted to tell a fun story while educating people at the same time
This theory is also known as "stage theory" and explains how learning is an active process when a person is constantly interacting with their environment.
The first stage is known as the sensorimotor stage and happens between birth to two years of age. One characteristic of this stage is called "emergence of means-end behaviors". emergence of means-end behavior is when babies begin to realize that their actions produce changes and reaction in the environment.
The second stage is known as the preoperational stage and happens between two and seven years of age. One characteristic of this stage is "confusing appearance and reality". Children at this stage are easily tricked and fooled by the appearance of objects.
The third stage is known as the concrete operational stage and happens between seven and eleven years of age. One characteristic of this stage is "declining egocentrism". Children can interact and play games with others through the use of rules.
The fourth stage is known as the formal operational stage and happens between adolescence and adulthood. One characteristic of this stage is the ability to plan ahead. Now these adolescents and young adults can effectively consider the future and possible consequences.