The intellectual Approach
Cognitive or intellectual development is about how children learn, think and develop ideas. This is one of the areas of development that is strongly influenced by the experiences a child has. Learning his name is only possible if a child has been told. This applies to almost any knowledge or skill. In development of intellectual skills of children, Nicolette appreciates both theories of Piaget and Bruner.
It is likely that some aspects of each theory play a part in how children develop intellectually. What is indisputable is that children develop intellectually at different rates, and some in areas that others do not. Why some children become scientists and others artists is not fully clear but it is quite reasonable to assume that experience plays a large part as well as inherited skills