Piaget’s Concrete Operational Period
Part 1: Writing a Play
From the perspective of your specific discipline, use your knowledge to write a one-act play about a small group of friends.
Through the dialogue, the children should exhibit evidence of being in the concrete-operational period of cognitive development.
Be as creative in the dialogue of your scene as you can, remembering that at this stage, children, according to the textbook, become “less egocentric, rarely confuse appearances with reality, and are able to reverse their thinking.”
Set the scene and include acting and stage direction, if necessary and appropriate.
Your creative work should be between 500-750 words.
Give your play a name.
Part 2: Summary
Write a summary of approximately 200 to 300 words in which you analyze and explain ethical and cultural strategies for promoting resilience, optimum development, and wellness in middle childhood.
Part 1: Play Writing
In the sitting room; Abel, Bob, and Carol are sited on the velvet sofa. They are aged 11, 7, and 9 respectively. Next to the sitting room is the dining room with a well-furnished circular dining table. In the wall is a black 52-inch television.
(Abel is busy chewing popcorns after taking an early lunch.)
Carol: I see you are busy chewing what you always like, popcorns!
Abel: Well, yeah. I could see it was a stage direction. Let me drink water too.
(Abel takes a glass to have water)
Carol: You managed to get the glass now.
Abel: Yes, what are you insinuating?
Carol: So what are you going to do with the glass this time?
(Carol stares at Abel in great disbelief)
Abel: Isn’t that rhetoric sister? What else can I do with a glass of water? Marque, I told you I want to drink some water.
(He proceeds to the dispenser)
Abel: Cold water serves me best after taking a meal….. Especially when chewing popcorns too
(As Abel is bragging, Bob joins them)