Some articles on formal operational, operational:
... are thought to drive the development of logical and formal operational thinking ... derived from experience.” However, a child in the concrete operational stage is not able to differentiate between these mental constructs and reality (their experiences) ... For instance, a child in the concrete operational stage may understand that a dog is an animal, but not all animals are dogs however, the child is not able to grasp a hypothetical ...
Famous quotes containing the word formal:
“That anger can be expressed through words and non-destructive activities; that promises are intended to be kept; that cleanliness and good eating habits are aspects of self-esteem; that compassion is an attribute to be prizedall these lessons are ones children can learn far more readily through the living example of their parents than they ever can through formal instruction.”
—Fred Rogers (20th century)