Jean Piaget 's Theory Of Theory Essay

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Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget, a Swiss philosopher best known for his epistemological studies with children, was a developmental psychologist. Piaget was born August 9, 1896 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He died on September 16, 1980 in Geneva, Switzerland. Piaget was Arthur Piaget and Rebecca Jackson’s oldest child. Arthur was a professor of medieval literature at the University. When Jean was eleven he was a student at Neuchâtel Latin high school. While attending he wrote on an albino sparrow. This short paper is considered the start of his scientific career.[just a dot] After graduating high school Piaget went on to study natural sciences at the University of Neuchâtel where he obtained his Ph.D. Before he died he had a “genetic epistemology” theory. Piaget was fascinated in children’s education.

“Piaget wanted not to measure how well children could count, spell or solve problems as a way of grading their I.Q… he was more interested in the way in which fundamental concepts like the very idea of “number”, “time" “quantity", “causality", “justice" and so on emerged” (McLeod 2009). He was intrigued by the way children’s minds worked and their thought process. In fact, he was the first psychologist to make a systematic study of cognitive development. His studies include child cognitive development theories, and several simple tests revealing children’s different cognitive abilities. In psychology the common assumption was that children are merely less…

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