Jean Piaget 's Theory Of Education Essay

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“The principle goal of education in schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done,” (“Jean Piaget…”) a wise man once stated. In this paper we are going to go more in-depth into Jean Piaget’s life and how the work of Jean Piaget greatly influenced the field of early childhood education. This paper will include a brief summary of Jean Piaget’s life, a description of his/her major theories or ideas, and how those ideas impact early education today. One question that was posed and will be touched on during my paper is the question of how Jean Piaget made it easier for children to learn due to the research he conducted and if this information is important for educators to know and understand. Jean Piaget was born in Switzerland on August 9th, 1896. He showed signs of interest in the natural sciences very early in life and received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Neuchâtel. He eventually took a job at the Binet Institute in 1920. “His job included developing versions of questions on English intelligence tests” (Mcleod,1970). It was then that Piaget moved to work in the Psychology field. This job intrigued him and brought up some other questions that still needed to be studied. He became interested with why children answered questions wrong that required some type of logical thinking, more importantly, why the adults would answer the questions correctly and why the children would
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