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Piaget's constructivist approach is of great benefit to teachers, and has indeed influenced the educational policy of many countries, most clearly the UK, through its focus on student centred...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2013 6:01 am UTC

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Maslow and Piaget are two different psychologists who have provided a framework for understanding education and development in individuals as they age. As is usually the case, their two theories...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019 7:35 pm UTC

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American Heritage Dictionary defines "cognition," from which "cognitive" is derived (i.e., that which relates to cognition), as: 1. The mental process of knowing, including aspects such as...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2011 7:17 am UTC

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One of the most common controversies I find related to Piaget has to do with when to teach algebra. Many claim that algebraic thinking needs to be introduced earlier, and in fact it has been moved...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 1:08 pm UTC

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Piaget's work, specifically his stages of development, are important when working with children because the stages provide a guideline for how a child thinks and views the world within a specific...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2018 11:06 am UTC

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You will often hear teachers talk about developmentally appropriate activities. Children can do different things at different ages, and teachers will have more success if they design their lessons...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 1:42 pm UTC

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Piaget defined four stages of cognitive development: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational. Piaget developed his theory while observing his own nephew and...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2019 4:41 pm UTC

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Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist. He was famous for his work on child development. He was a constructivist theorist. Constructivists believe that each person learns according to their own...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2018 11:19 pm UTC

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In addition to the stages mentioned, Piaget redefined knowledge by suggesting that some people get stuck in certain stages of development. For instance, a mentally disabled person may not advance...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 1:32 pm UTC

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Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist and biologist that studied the cognitive and intellectual development of children. Children are classified into one of four stages of development including the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2018 9:01 pm UTC

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Each teacher has his or her own ideas about child development, based on instruction and observation. Most teachers do seem to agree with Piaget's stages of development, at least as a basis for...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 1:38 pm UTC

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Jean Piaget's Cognitive Development theory states that human beings are born with impulses, instincts, and reflexes just like every other animal. In humans, however, these impulses and instinctive...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2011 8:54 am UTC

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Jean Piaget's developmental theory of cognitive processing argues that the process of biological development includes a development in mental processes, since the brain develops with age. Among the...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011 11:31 pm UTC

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The idea of developmentally-appropriate behaviors, tasks and goals was first developed by Piaget. It was probably the first time ever that anyone had stated that individuals have specific stages of...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2010 1:31 am UTC

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Piaget and Festinger explored (different aspects) cognitive theory which researches the connection between an individual's mental capacities and their ability to construct meaning from experiences,...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2010 8:44 am UTC

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Piaget's theory on adolescent cognitive development is particularly complex, and so out of brevity this answer will restrict itself to one area which is that of mental operations. What happens to...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2013 5:24 am UTC

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Although Jean Piaget began his career as a biologist, by the time he was in his 30s, he was well known for his research on the cognitive development of children. Piaget's stage theory of cognitive...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2011 5:33 am UTC

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In my mind, the most valuable contribution Piaget made to developmental psychology was the idea that learning and understanding within children's minds are not always direct and predictable....

Latest answer posted September 13, 2009 4:58 am UTC

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The pre-operational and concrete operational stages of development in humans are tenets that belong to Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development. Piaget's theory argues that there are specific...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011 11:56 pm UTC

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The main difference between the views of Piaget and Vygotsky in their perspectives of the nature of development and intelligence lays in their opinions as to what comes first: Development followed...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2011 10:03 am UTC

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Piaget's stages focus on cognitive abilities and Erickson's on moral development. Both are related, because children need to reach certain intellectual stages before they can reach moral ones....

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 1:30 pm UTC

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