The Swede Who Enjoyed Education... Alot
What Piaget focused a lot on in his career was children. He believed that they were capable of anything that they were taught and aloud to do. Piaget identified children in 4 stages. Studies helped him conclude that children really do think differently, this was proven in the early 1900s, a major breakthrough in early child development.
Born in Switzerland, Piaget was the eldest son of Arthur Piaget, a famous swede professor of Medieval Literature. He had a fascination with zoology at a young age, having published several papers on mollusks by age 15. He eventually moved to Paris, France and helped Arthur Binet in his studies of children, having already published several works on psychology. In 1923 He married Valentine Chatenay and had three children.
Piaget's Life, From Womb to Tomb
- Born August 9, 1896 in Neuchâtel Switzerland
- By age 11 he had made himself a researcher, already doing a report on the Albino Sparrow
- Before Psychology he majored in Natural History
- Obtained his first doctorate in 1918
- Married in 1923
- Had three children in which in studied from birth
- Was very interested in education for children