In this session, we discussed the idea of assimilation and accommodation by Jean Piaget.
abstracted from http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html#sthash.2LeVKM5T.dpbs
Assimilation: When a child responds to a new event in a way that is consistent with an existing schema.
Accommodation: When a child modifies an existing schema or forms an entirely new schema to deal with a new object or event.
abstracted from http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/127?e=stangor-ch06_s02
Implications: Adults/teachers must not spoon feed children to make their life easier. They will not have enough schema in their brains. If children only assimilate but don't accommodate, the schema will not be refined, or new schema will not be formed.
We also manipulated with tangrams to find out which are the shapes that could be combined to form a similar but larger shape.