The Theories Of Piaget 's Theory

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Piaget’s research ideas have resulted in new insights as to how children think, reason, and perceive the world. Piaget was interested in the qualitative, not quantitative, characteristics of development. It does not matter that a child can recite multiplication tables unless he understands the concepts behind addition and multiplication of numbers or quantities. Piaget used a number of tasks to test children’s scientific thinking and reasoning, many of which specifically tested conservation. The term Conservation is the understanding of constancy of characteristics such as liquid (volume), quantity (mass), length, area or number, despite changes in appearance (Anselmo,p.384). The conservation problems were developed by Piaget to assess children’s level of conceptual development periodically and their level of attainment with respect to the concept involved in relation to age In the conservation of number task, the four years and eight months old child A. is shown two identical rows of pennies. Once child is asked, whether each row has same number of pennies; he agrees. Then, one of the rows is spread out and the child is asked again, for which rows have more number of pennies. The child A. invariably points to the longer row. “The pre-operational child holds that the rows are equivalent in number only as long as there is visual correspondence in the length of arrays” (piaget 1967). According to Piagetian…

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