Jean Piaget

Swiss clinical psychologist

Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget (August 9, 1896 to September 6, 1980) was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher. His studies of learning in young children led to the development of the constructivist theory of knowledge. This linking of human experience, behavior patterns and learning has had a major impact on education theory.

The Piaget theory is used in some special tests that test the logic and the way that person perceives simple and complex things

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Stages Explanation

Jean piaget was a cognitive theorist

the name of his theory is called the Piaget theory


The Piaget theory is used in some special tests that test the logic and the way that person perceives simple and complex things


Cognitive development is Jean Piaget's theory. Through a series of stages, Piaget proposed four stages of cognitive development:


  • sensorimotor
  • preoperational
  • concrete operational
  • formal operational period.
  1. It is concerned with children, rather than all learners.
  2. It focuses on development, rather than learning per se, so it does not address learning of information or specific behaviors.
  3. It proposes discrete stages of development, marked by qualitative differences, rather than a gradual increase in number and complexity of behaviors, concepts, ideas, etc.
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Death

Jean Piaget died of unknown causes on September 16, 1980, in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 84 years old.

Background


  • In 1923, he and Valentine Châtenay were married. The couple had three children, Jacqueline, Lucienne and Laurent whose intellectual development from infancy to language was studied by Piaget.
  • He was educated at the University of Neuchatel where he majored in psychology.
  • He earned his PhD in 1918 and he accepted a teaching post at a boys' school in Paris, France run by Alfred Binet.

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