Jean Piaget 's Theory And Theory

1424 Words Apr 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Jean Piaget studied processes, and how children change with age. Piaget’s ideas are what serve as our guide to cognitive theory because of his extensive studies, and thoroughness of his work. He became the foremost expert on development of knowledge from birth to adulthood. Being that he was an expert on such a wide variety of ages shows how much studying he did in his lifetime. He studied children, and became fascinated with children’s incorrect responses. That really shows me that Piaget thought differently, because normally, we would focus on children giving the right answers, and being pleased or excited with that. Focusing on the children’s wrong answers, he noticed that the children gave similar kinds of wrong answers at certain ages. Because of this, Piaget launched a lifelong study of intelligence, and he believed that children think in fundamentally different ways from adults. Piaget’s theory relies on both maturational (the rate at which the child matures) and environmental (the surroundings of the child, which would include where they are growing up, and who they interact with) factors. Piaget also believed that all species inherit a basic tendency to organize their lives and adapt to the world around them. Children actively construct knowledge on an ongoing basis, and that process is known as a constructivist theory. Under Piaget’s beliefs, children are constantly developing and revising their knowledge based off from their experiences.…
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