Jean Piaget 's Theory Of Cognitive Development Theory Essay

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“Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely”(Jean Piaget). Jean Piaget was famous for working out a universal sequence of stages of cognitive development that are still used today. He had a tireless journey of trying to figure out how knowledge grows, his idea that children are continually generating theories about the external world and they learn the most with what they experience. Jean Piaget is one of the most important theorists in psychology that developed the Cognitive Development Theory that is still be utilized today by educators to increase intellectual development.

Jean Piaget was born in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) on August 9, 1896. He was the oldest of three children born to Arthur Piaget, Professor of medieval literature and Rachel Piaget who suffered from poor mental health. As a young child, Piaget was interested in mechanics, birds, sea shells, and fossils. At age eleven he went to Neuchâtel Latin high school where he wrote a short essay on an albino sparrow which was published. By age fifteen he was writing a series of articles in the Swiss Review of Zoology gaining the interest of many foreign scholars wanting to meet him with none knowing how young he was. While spending time with his godfather he began looking for mollusks along the lake and decided to devote his life to a biological explanation of knowledge. He…

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