What are the three of Jean Piaget's implications/applications?

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Implications or applications of Piaget's theory with respect to the intellectual development of children are 1. Learning through discovery and recognizing the child's role in discovery knowledge, rather then adaptation of information made available to them. 2. A child's readiness to learn.  Children think and process like children, not like adults.  To encourage the advancement through the learning stages prematurely would have negative consequences.  3. Understand and welcome there will be differences among individuals in educational development.  Children will all go through the same learning stages, but not at the same time.  Lastly, there is some thought given to a 4th application of his theory when considering teaching.  According to Educational Psychology by R.E. Slavin, there should be more focus on the process of the child's thinking, not just the products.

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