By assimilating information, you are keeping your existing knowledge and schemas intact and simply finding a place to store this new information.
When she later learns that cats also have four legs, she will undergo a process of accommodation in which her existing schema for dogs will change and she will also develop a new schema for cats.Schemas become more refined, detailed, and nuanced as new information is gathered and accommodated into our current ideas and beliefs about how the world works.Initially proposed by Jean Piaget, the term accommodation refers to part of the adaptation process.The process of accommodation involves altering one's existing schemas, or ideas, as a result of new information or new experiences.For example, imagine a young boy raised in a home that presents a stereotyped schema about another social group.
Because of his upbringing, he might even harbor prejudices toward people in this group.l When the young man moves away to college, he suddenly finds himself surrounded by people from this group.
(2008), Byrnes writes that the two processes actually work in opposition to each other.
The goal of assimilation is to maintain the status quo.
One of these methods that was described by an early psychologist is known as accommodation.
Accommodation is part of the learning process that allows us to change our existing ideas in order to take in new information.
Federal legislation and regulations are in place to ensure that children with disabilities have the same opportunities as other children.