Analysis Of Erikson's Theory On Early Childhood Education

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Introduction Jean Piaget once asked, “Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known?” With there being so many theoriest whose research and ideas have made an impact on early childhood education. Knowing the teoriests and the ideas that they had is vital in the education profession. Erik Erikson "Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired." - Erik Erikson Erik Erikson (1902-1994) was a Germon born developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human lie. He is most famous for devising the phrase “identity…show more content…
Erikson developed eight psychosocial stages in which humans grow through in a life span. His theory of pysychosocial development caused others to show an interest and desire to do research on the the development of humans throughout their lifetime. Jean Pigeat “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; meand women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.” ― Jean Piaget Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist who created theories on the stages of mental development among children that has had a profound impact in child development. Jean Piaget was the first in his field to make a study of cognitive development. Piaget’s theory of cognitive developments tells how a child constructs a mental model of the world and is a process which occurs due to biological maturation and interaction with the environment(McLeod, 2015). He did not believethat intelligence was a fixed trait. He did not measure how well a child could count, spell or solve
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