Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss psychologist and philosopher known for his pioneering work in the field of cognitive development. He was the first to propose a comprehensive theory of cognitive development in children, which has had a profound impact on the field of psychology.

Piaget was interested in how children acquire knowledge and develop their thinking abilities. He believed that children actively construct their own understanding of the world, rather than simply receiving information passively. He proposed a stage theory of cognitive development, which suggests that children progress through a series of stages in their development, each characterized by a distinct way of thinking.

Piaget’s theory has had a major influence on education and child development, and has led to the development of new approaches to teaching and learning that take into account the cognitive abilities of children at different stages of development. Piaget’s work has been the subject of much research and discussion, and his contributions continue to be influential in the fields of psychology, education, and philosophy.

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Being S.M.A.R.T with Piaget 

  • Schema – How are you hooking to prior knowledge and priming the next steps?
  • Maturity – Is the activity age-appropriate? What kind of support is required?
  • Ability- Can the child use the skills and knowledge to demonstrate proficiency and competencies?
  • Retainable – What is being retained through the process of engaging in the task?
  • Transferable – How are knowledge and skills being consolidated and transferred?

Piaget’s Stages of cognitive Development

Piaget’s Theory of cognitive Development


2017 Personality 06: Jean Piaget & Constructivism