Jean Piaget

By; Kassandra M. Aolani G. Oscar J.

All about Jean Piaget

-Born August 9th 1896, died September 16th 1980

-He was a clinical psychologist known for his work in child development.

-He was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

-He studied at Neuchâtel Latin High School at the age of 11, He went to the University of Neuchâtel, and the University of Zurich

-He developed his cognitive theory in Paris, France with Theodore Simon, in 1920

Piagets Theory

Explanation:To Piaget, cognitive development was a progressive

reorganization of mental processes as a result of biological

maturation and environmental experience. Children construct an

understanding of the world around them, then experience discrepancies

between what they already know and what they discover in their


The goal of the theory is to explain the mechanisms and processes by

which the infant, and then the child, develops into an individual who

can reason and think using hypotheses.

5 Facts: Three Basic Components To Piaget's Cognitive Theory

1. Schemas (building blocks of knowledge)

2.Adaptation processes that enable the transition from one stage to

another (equilibrium,assimilation and accommodation)

3.Stages of Development (sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete

operational, formal operational)

other 2 facts:

4.According to Piaget, children are born with a very basic mental

structure (genetically inherited and evolved) on which all subsequent

learning and knowledge is based.

5.What he was more interested in was the way in which fundamental

concepts like the very idea of “number", “time" “quantity",

“causality", “justice" and so on emerged.

Used in classroom: This theory is used to design the teks and the

curriculum that will be taught based on the students age and their

development. Teachers also know what their kids are able to do, this

way they do not ask for too much or something the students is not able

to do