Welcome: Piaget on Education
Description: In this section you will focus on the constructivist theorist Jean Piaget. Piaget who considered himself a genetic epistemologist (i.e. focused on the origins of thinking)had a profound impact on both the field of education and child development/developmental psychology. Piaget provided us with three major contributions: schemas, the four states of development, and the concepts of equilibrium, assimilation, and accommodation. All three concepts have been influential in the development of constructivist approaches to education, and the progressive educational movement.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: Jean Piaget, Education, Constructivism, Learning Theory, Schemas, Piaget's stages of development, equilibrium, accommodation, assimilation
Author(s): Andrea Pulido