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Jean Piaget

  1. 1. Jean Piaget By, Caitlin Johnson
  2. 2.  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
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  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
  6. 6.  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!!
  7. 7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 9.  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
  10. 10.  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?
  11. 11. Gruber, H.E., & Voneche, J.J.(1995) The essential piaget. New York. Basic BooksImage of Jean Piaget. (2012). Retrieved from Piaget. (n.d.) In Encyclopedia Britannica online. Retrieved from, S. (2012). Jean Piaget. Retrieved from, J.& Inhelder B. (1948, 1997) The child’s conception of space. London, England. Routledge &Kegan Paul LTD.Wood, K. C., Smith, H., Grossniklaus, D. (2001). Piagets Stages of Cognitive Development. In M. Orey (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. Retrieved <insert date>, from