piaget's influence on the education

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Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist known for his studies with children. Piaget’s work on cognitive development accumulated much attention from the fields of both psychology and education. His work and theories on the developmental stages helped shape the way we still practice and teach within the education system today. One of the most influential of Piaget’s findings was his theory on the developmental stages of children’s cognition. The developmental stages consist of periods of months or years in which development occurs (Ojose, 2008). There are four Stages of Cognitive Development, the sensorimotor stage, the pre-operational stage, the concrete operational stage, and the formal operations stage. This theory has shaped the way many educators have shaped their lesson plans for years, for example, According to Bobby Ojose (2008), Piaget’s “work on children’s quantitative development has provided mathematic educators with crucial insights into how children learn mathematical concepts and ideas” (p. 26). Although students are grouped by age within school systems, ...
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