Theorist: Jean Piaget. Katie Ross. Background. “Piaget’s theory described stages that children pass thought in the d evelopment of intelligence and formal thought processes.” . Born August 9, 1896 Died September 16, 1980 At a young age he became interested in research
“Piaget’s theory described stages that
children pass thought in the
development of intelligence and
formal thought processes.”
Born August 9, 1896
Died September 16, 1980
At a young age he became interested in research
Earned his Ph. D in Zoology from the University of Neuchatel
Developed his theories by studying the intellectual development of his own three children
“Provided support for the idea that children think differently than adults.”
References: Woolfolk, 2010, p. 32
References: Woolfolk, 2010, p.36-38
Fostering Formal-operational Thinking
References: Woolfolk, 2010, p. 40
one size fits all education for all age groups!
Younger children learn and think differently
then older children!
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