By: Ciara Gil
- Piaget was born in Switzerland in 1896 and was the eldest child.
- His early interests were in zoology
- At age 11, Piaget wrote a short paper on an albino sparrow which is generally considered the start of his scientific career
- Studied Natural science after high school where he obtained a Ph.D
- He had one question that he always asked in his research and it was, how does knowledge grow?
- He wrote over sixty books and several hundred articles
- He was the first to make a systematic study of the acquisition of understanding children
- Influential people consist of: Lea Vygotsky, Immanuel Kant, and Konrad Lorenz etc..
"Teaching means creating situations where structures can be discovered"
Piaget was a Cognitive Theorists who believed children progressed through a series of four critical stages, each stage is marked by shifts in how children understand the world.
Stage 1: The Sensorimotor Stage ages birth - 2
Stage 2: The Preoperational Stage ages 2-7
Stage 3: The Concrete Operational Stage ages 7-11
Stage 4: The Formal Operational Stage ages adolescence - adulthood