By; Kassandra M. Aolani G. Oscar J.
All about Jean Piaget
-He was a clinical psychologist known for his work in child development.
-He was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
-He developed his cognitive theory in Paris, France with Theodore Simon, in 1920
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