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Exploring Childhood Development: From Equilibrium to Language Acquisition

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Question: Question 1 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text What is the core business of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in South Africa? a. Providing healthcare services. b. Ensuring child well-being. c. Promoting social development. d. Offering quality education. e. Managing transportation services. Clear my choice Question 2 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text Accommodation involves: a. ignoring new experiences. b. modifying existing knowledge to adapt to new experiences. c. maintaining the same strategies for all situations. d. achieving equilibrium effortlessly. e. exclusively relying on previous knowledge. Clear my choice Question 3 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text How does the absence of a father in a family, as discussed in the text, affect boys' development? a. It has no effect on boys' development. b. It positively influences their social adjustment. c. It may lead to confusion about gender-role identity. d. It enhances intellectual development. e. It encourages emotional resilience. Clear my choice Question 4 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text Language development is usually associated with: a. the process of speech therapy. b. acquiring a second language. c. infants' acquisition of their home language. d. learning to communicate through sign language. e. adult literacy programmes. Clear my choice Question 5 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text What is language development, according to Rudd and Kelley (2011)? a. A form of communication. b. A higher-level cognitive skill. c. A natural, inborn characteristic. d. A process to combine words and sentences. e. A written form of communication. Clear my choice Question 6 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text What is a phoneme? a. A written letter of the alphabet. b. A pattern that determines word arrangement. c. A speech sound that distinguishes words. d. A unit of language with its meaning. e. The way words are combined in a sentence. Clear my choice Question 7 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text According to Piaget, why is the preoperational stage named "preoperational"? a. Because preschoolers are highly skilled in performing surgical operations. b. Because children at this stage can apply specific cognitive operations. c. Because they engage in pre-school activities. d. Because they lack the ability to apply specific cognitive operations. e. Because they excel at sports activities. Clear my choice Question 8 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text How does strife and tension in a polygamous family affect a child's development? a. It positively enhances cognitive development. b. It has no impact on child development. c. It negatively impacts the child's development. d. It leads to improved social adjustment. e. It fosters emotional resilience. Clear my choice Question 9 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text What is equilibrium in the context of Piaget's theory? a. A state where children have learned everything they can. b. A state of balance achieved after continuously using assimilation and accommodation. c. A state of constant change in cognitive development. d. A state where children rely only on their previous knowledge. e. A state where children ignore new information. Clear my choice Question 10 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text In the sentence "I am not open to any suggestions," what part of language is exemplified? a. Morphology. b. Syntax. c. Phonemes. d. Semantics. e. Pragmatics. Clear my choice Question 11 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text Equilibrium is reached when… . a. children have stopped learning. b. children have learned everything they need to know. c. children have achieved a balance between existing knowledge and new experiences. d. children have forgotten their previous knowledge. e. children have reached a static cognitive state. Clear my choice Question 12 Not yet answered Marked out of 2.00 Flag question Question text What are developmental milestones for Grade R children? a. Solving complex math problems. b. Climbing trees. c. Playing musical instruments. d. Colouring pictures. e. Painting numbers.

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Question 1, the correct answer would be d. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in South Africa is primarily focused on ensuring the provision of quality education across the country. For Question 2, the correct option is b. Accommodation, in terms of cognitive development, involves adjusting or modifying existing schemas (knowledge) to adapt and accommodate new experiences. In Question 3, c would be a likely answer if the mechanism of the discussed impact in the text points at identity confusion in boys with absent fathers. For Question 4, the appropriate answer would be c. Language development is predominantly associated with the acquisition and development of a child's mother tongue or home language. The answer for Question 5 based on Rude and Kelley's perspective would be d. Language development is typically viewed as the process where children start to combine words and sentences. Question 6, c is correct. A phoneme is identified as the smallest unit of sound in speech that can distinguish one word from another. In Question 7, d is the correct choice. The preoperational stage, according to Piaget, is so named because children lack the ability to perform specific cognitive operations. Question 8, the correct response is c. Strife and tension in a polygamous family can have a negative impact on a child's overall development. For Question 9, the correct answer is b. In Piaget's theory, equilibrium is a state of balance achieved from the continuous process of assimilation (integrating new knowledge into existing schemas) and accommodation (modifying existing schemas to accommodate new information). In Question 10, e (Pragmatics) is correct. The sentence "I am not open to any suggestions," implies the speaker's stance and is indicative of pragmatics, the aspect of language that deals with how context influences the interpretation of meaning. Question 11, the answer should be c. Children reach equilibrium once they have struck a balance between their existing knowledge and incorporating new experiences into their learning. Lastly, for question 12, listed options a and c are quite advanced for Grade R children, their developmental milestones at this stage are more likely to involve activities like coloring or simple number recognition exercises, so options d and e seem a more likely response.

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Feb. 11, 2024, 9:59 a.m.

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