Piaget 's Theory Of Cognitive Development

1289 WordsNov 17, 20146 Pages
There are many great cognitive theorists, but the one that comes to mind is a development psychologist by the name of Jean Piaget. One of his prized declaration was in 1934, where he declared that education is capable of saving our society from collapsing whether its violent or gradual. Piaget had a key effect on education and psychology, and because of that effect he made many contributions to learning and to cognition. One of most important contribution was a model that was made by Piaget. This model was so popular and beneficial that up until today it is still used. Piaget developed many types of theories in regards to learning and to cognition, and this helped us understand the differences between children and between adults and their cognitive development. Many students then and now learn about Piaget in undergraduate psychology courses because of the amazing work that was made by him. “Applying Piaget 's theory of cognitive development to the education of children is another contribution that enables the effective teaching of children” (Kuhn, 1979).Piaget was a very smart man, and was full of many ideas and many ways that he can change the world of psychology. “Piaget was one of the most high-ranking researchers in the area of developmental psychology in the 20th century whose most important interest was in biological influences on how we come to know, and the developmental stages we move through as we acquire this ability” (Singer & Revenson, 1997, p. 13). His work
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