Influential Theorist And Child Development : Who Are Capable Of Inventing New Things? Essay

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Shantia Chevannes Chevannes 1 Mrs. Slinger HPC 3OR September 17th, 2016 Influential Theorists In Child Development: Intellect, Jean Piaget (1896-1980) The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge, but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of inventing new things. Jean Piaget is an influential theorist in child intellect development. Piaget insights society on the importance of not learning, but thinking, his thoughts/studies give a further understanding of how children intellectually develop. He provides us with basic stages and experiments to support his theory, leading us to an accurate conclusion. Jean Piaget is a biologist and psychologist of the 201th century born on August 9th, 1896 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Ever since he was a teen he was a well acknowledged professional on the subject of mollusks (slugs etc.). His later career was to enhance french versions of questions on the English intelligence tests. Kids giving wrong answers to logical thinking questions are what inspired him to become the honourable man that society knows. Therefore, his work was based on the studies of child psychology and how they mentally flourish. Piaget became one of the most influential and leading figures in child cognitive theory and developmental psychology. Jean was a legatee in
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