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Piaget, Jean

A Swiss psychologist (1896–1980) known for his work on the mental development of children.
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Piaget, Jean

(pē-ă-zhā′)
Swiss philosopher and psychologist, 1896–1980, whose work provided understanding of how children's thinking differs from adults' and of how children learn. Concerning education, he explained, “The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.”
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The author critically examines Jean Piaget's theory stating that a child's ability to solve problems of class inclusion marks the beginning of the period of concrete (logical) operations at seven or eight years old.
Gist Jean Piaget is widely and highly regarded as the most accurate and insightful theorist when it comes to cognitive development--the growth of the mind--during the early years of life.
As we undergo teachers' training course in college, we are taught the philosophy of eminent academicians like Jean Piaget, theory of Multiple Intelligence of Howard Gardner, theory of socialisation by Votosky and so on.
Jean Piaget has been a monumental player in our ever-evolving field of education.
Cela signifiait donc que le bebe de 5 mois avait conscience de la [beaucoup moins que]Cepermanence de l'objetCe[beaucoup plus grand que] bien plus tot que Jean Piaget l'avait cru.
Jean Piaget's genetic epistemology was followed by theorists, educational philosophers, and researchers, including Jerome Bruner, Lev Vigoteky, Lawrence Kohlberg, and more recently Robert Sternberg and Constance Kamii.
Jean Piaget (1950) studied children from middle class homes for over forty years in Geneva, Switzerland.
"Conservation" is a term constructed by Jean Piaget, which describes a child's understanding that the quantity of an object is unchanged, even if it is rearranged (Gough, 2008; NSW DET, 2003).