Was born in Neuchatel Switzerland on August 9, 1896. Passed away on September 16, 1980. Studied zoology and psychology at the University of Neuchatel. Received a Doctorate degree in Psychology in 1918. 1929 started work at the University of Geneva. He worked their until his death. 1955 established The Centre of Genetic Epistemology (Theory of Knowledge) Published more than 50 books and over 500 papers.Jean Piaget 101
Sensorimotor: (0-2 years old) Preoperational: (2-7 years old) Concrete Operations (7-11 years old) Propositional or Formal Operations (11-12 and 14-15 years old)Theory of Cognitive Development
Schema: is the representations of things we have learned and how we respond to the world around us. Equilibration: (equilibrium, disequilibrium) the process of seeking balance in our learning process Assimilation: when we use existing schema to understand and deal with situations Accommodation: when current schema does not work.Some other terms that areimportant
Worked with Barbel Inhelder and published findings in the book The Child’s Conception of Space in 1948. This study focuses on a child’s ability to reproduce linear and circular order.Linear and Circular Order Study
Please answer questions 2-5 on your assessment you will have 2 minutes to answer each question. While answering think about The theory of Cognitive Development.Now it is your turn!!
Five things that Piaget and Inhelder wanted to see • Reproduction of simplePictures from linear orderclip art • Changing from circular to a linear order • Establishing reverse order • Direct or reverse order • Reproducing a figure 8
Stage 1: ranges from ages 2-4. ◦ At the beginning of the stage kids place beads haphazardly. ◦ Kids then succeed to conforming to the general pattern but only arranging proximity pairs/ Stage 2:ranges from 4-5 ◦ Kids unable to complete reverse order and cannot complete the figure 8. Kids also have trouble with the word “between” ◦ reverse order is done through trial and error. Kids can complete the linear and circular orders but Stage 3 ranges from age 6-7 ◦ Kids can complete the linear and circular order and they can complete reverse order and the figure 8.The three stages
Piaget underestimated children’s ability Thinking within stages would be similar across tasks. According to Piaget teaching children advanced concepts would be unsuccessful. In other words Kids are able to do more then originally thought.Some Criticisms
When teaching math we teach patterns. Understanding his study of linear and circular order will help. When teaching new material it is important to make sure that the students understand. Take in account equilibrium.How would you use this?
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