The first compilation of research and concepts from genetic epistemology that directly addresses issues related to learning, The Learning Theory of Piaget and Inhelder emphasizes Piaget’s biological model and the importance of regulatory mechanisms, rather than stage theory. Consequently, the impact of feedback from observables in modifying the actions of a person engaged in an activity—an idea directly related to traditional learning theory—is a key concept in this book. Furthermore, this text uniquely addresses Barbel Inhelder’s important contributions to the Genevan School, particularly with respect to her empirical investigations of teaching-learning interactions and student strategizing. The book also summarizes Piaget’s latest thinking on equilibration as well as the Geneven studies on contradiction, awareness, reflexive abstraction, and correspondence as they relate directly or indirectly to learning of all children, including children with disabilities. Most significantly, this volume incorporates essential aspects of Piaget’s biological model that were previously available only in untranslated works. Finally, easily accessible speeches on developmental psychology, the theory of stages, problems of equilibration and creativity given by Piaget and Inhelder are included in their entirety. The foreword to the book was written by Piaget and Inhelder.
Are you struggling to understand how Piaget’s stages of development apply to your teaching? Maybe Vygotsky's theory of learning is proving just a bit too confusing or maybe you’re unsure of how to use Bloom’s domains of learning in lesson planning? You’d love them to be explained to you in every day language? Don’t worry, “Vygotsky, Piaget and Bloom; The Definitive Guide to their Educational Theories with Examples of How they can be Applied” is just what you need! It is a must-read for all educators, from trainee teachers, new teachers and even veteran teachers. Buy it now and unscramble your brain! Paul Stevens-Fulbrook is head of key stage 3 Science and a trainee teacher mentor in a large high school in the south of England. He has been teaching for 8 years and his impression of a bee pollinating plants is almost legendary! He is also an education blogger at teacherofsci.com where his articles have helped over a 100,000 teachers across the globe since April 2018. His teaching interests include evidence based teaching strategies and student engagement. Prior to teaching, he was a marine biologist working on coral reef conservation. He daily asks himself what's harder to work with, children or sharks!
This best-selling introduction to Jean Piaget's theory shows readers how children construct and acquire knowledge related to current constructivist approaches. This text is well-regarded as a work that preserves the historically important research done by Jean Piaget. The Classics Edition retains all of the content of the previous edition and contains updates in critical areas by Barry Wadsworth and a foreword by William Gray, Dean of the School of Education, University of Toledo.
No two people were more responsible for the current way lessons are taught worldwide than Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. Both men had an important impact worldwide on how a person should be taughtstarting in the last century and continuing today. Jean Piaget's Genetic Epistemology concentrated on the individual in learning. Lev Vygotsky's Cultural–Historical Theory concentrated on the social in learning. All over the world, teachers today use each man's ideas. Some use them at different times in their classrooms and others have learned to use them combined into the same lessonbringing us to the crux of this book; namely, there are many lessons to learn by discovering the dynamics in the lives of both men. While both were from very different countries, there are many similarities in their lives. While most professors teaching introductory educational psychology courses focus on the difference in their lesson strategies, there are some remarkable similarities between their respective pedagogies. While differences in their families and countries were obviously significant, the two men differed surprisingly little in their pedagogical views and their basic ideas. Their similarities in views and ideas are due to the similarities in their lives. Chapter 1 looks at those similarities by looking at influences in their childhood. Chapter 2 observes their adolescence. Chapter 3 concentrates on young adulthood. Chapter 4 covers their postgraduate work. Chapter 5 traces the origins of their major ideas. For Jean Piaget, we look at the origin of chronological stages of development, the role of language, the role of the teacher, optimal mismatch, equilibration, error, and play. For Lev Vygotsky, we look at the origin of zone of proximal development, internalization, stage of development, "the social other," role of language, error, sociohistorical context of learning, scaffolding and play. Chapter 6 deals with how Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky were able to overcome adversity and the lessons that can be learned by such overcoming. Chapter 7 provides a new pedagogy based on the communications that Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky had with each other, noting the influence such communications had on their mutual ideas.
Originally published in 1987, the contributors bring their different orientations to the study of child development and genetic epistemology to show the continuing value of Piaget's theory and its fruitfulness in providing insights which permit the advancement of science. This volume contains the proceedings of the VIIth Advanced Course of the "Fondation Archives Jean Piaget", held at the University of Geneva in 1985. The lectures and discussions included in this volume will help the reader to understand Piaget in the context of twentieth-century science and philosophy and to consider the present and future of the theory, as it was seen at the time of original publication.
Are you struggling to get your head around John Dewey’s educational pragmatism? What exactly is Jean Piaget saying about cognitive development? Maybe you’re running out of time and patience making sense of Carol Dweck’s mindsets? Have you reached breaking point reading Daniel T. Willingham on educational neuroscience? Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students, this 'dip-in, dip-out' guide makes theories of learning accessible and practical. It explores 130 classic and contemporary learning theorists in an easy-to-use, bite-sized format with clear relevant illustrations on how each theory will benefit teaching and learning. Each model or theory is explained in less than 350 words, followed by a 'how to use it' section. What's new to this edition: A new early childhood theorists section A new communication theories section Additional ‘on trend’ theorists throughout New ‘critical view’ features added to each entry.
This volume marks the 20th Anniversary Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society. Some of the American contributors were among the first to introduce Piaget to developmental and educational psychology in the United States, while some of the international contributors worked with Piaget to develop his program of genetic epistemology and continue to make significant contributions to it. Within this volume the possibility of Piaget's paradigm is reviewed not only as the stuff of normal science, yielding fascinating empirical questions that linger within it, but also, and more importantly, as the stuff of revolutionary science, with continuing potential to comprehensively structure our thinking about developmental theory. The constructive contribution Piaget's theory has for developmental theory emerges as four central themes in the volume: understanding the intentional or semantic aspect of mental life without abandoning the Piagetian assumption that is rational and committed to truth testing; examining mental life and its development as a dialectical relation of function and structure--a relation Piaget introduced in his study of the developmental relation between procedural and operational knowledge; exploring new and interdisciplinary perspectives on equilibration as the driving force of constructive adaptive processes; understanding social and historical forces in individual and cultural development--not necessarily as forces antithetical to Piaget's perspective but as forces that take on new meaning within his framework which avoids erroneous dichotomies such as the distinction between subjective and objective knowledge.
"Piaget's work is a cornerstone in development. His writing is long and laborious. He takes six pages to tell us that a 2 month old exhibits imitation behaviors. He was not an expert in parsimony. In his defense the translation from French is a bit awkward. What French I can read, of his work it is smoother than this translation. Case study gold, quoted as fact as if he had done something more significant than watch his own children and write down their behavior. No experimentally designed trials here. It's funny the same people and institutions who tout his great methods of research criticize Freud for his exact same research method: the case study. Many devout Piaget loyalists have never even read his original work. They've only been exposed to his work by text books in class. For this reason alone, I urge everyone to read as much source material as possible. Piaget is no exception. Get it, read it, make your own interpretation. Love it or hate it, you'll be wiser for the effort"--Amazon.com.
'Do children have anything to teach teachers? Jean Piaget believes that they do. As a beginning teacher, I focused on elaborate preparation of explanations and demonstrations on content. To piaget and his co-workers I owe a special debt for their ingeneous methods of exploring children's thinking and their theory of intellectual development. A study of Piaget's work, together with direct observations of children, has been instrumental in my transition to another stage of development as a teacher.' -Ed Labinowicz
Piaget & Education provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the work of Jean Piaget. This valuable classroom work roots Piaget's work in its historical context, and then provides dozens of classroom-based examples of how that work helps teachers understand the lives of children. It is an excellent resource for practicing teachers and student teachers, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, curriculum, and philosophy of education.
There are so many learning theories out there, from Vygotsky to Piaget and Bloom to Maslow. It can be very confusing to distill them down into how they can actually help you right? Wouldn’t it be much easier if there was a book that cherry picked the important parts and explained them in every day language? Well, your luck is in… "An Introduction to Learning Theories” takes 15 of the most influential learning theories and simplifies them just for you! It contains brilliant advice and visuals that will help you apply them in your classroom. It is a must-read for all educators, from trainee teachers, new teachers and even veteran teachers. Buy it now and unscramble your brain! Paul Stevens-Fulbrook is head of key stage 3 Science and a trainee teacher mentor in a large high school in the south of England. He has been teaching for 8 years and his impression of a bee pollinating plants is almost legendary! He is also an education blogger at teacherofsci.com where his articles have helped over a 100,000 teachers across the globe since April 2018. His teaching interests include evidence based teaching strategies and student engagement. Prior to teaching, he was a marine biologist working on coral reef conservation. He daily asks himself what's harder to work with, children or sharks!
The baffling and fascinating problem of the mind is a natural subject for Jean Piaget, the eminent Swiss psychologist. The origins, nature, methods, and limits of human knowing are an outgrowth of his long preoccupation with genetic origins and environmental development of logical thought in children. Piaget has lucidly and brilliantly broken new ground and laid down the scientific basis for an entirely new epistemology. In this provocative and seminal contribution to human psychology, he has discarded the assumptions of traditional epistemologies and sets for that knowledge is not an accomplishment but a process; what is learned is not learned for all time but changes and grows with the learner. --
Jean Piaget was one of the most salient and inspirational figures in psychological and educational research of the 20th century. He was also prolific, authoring or editing over 80 books and numerous journals and papers which spawned a continuation of his work over the following decades. His work now compromises a major component of many courses on children's psychological development and in a research tradition which is expanding, scholars may need access to the original texts rather than secondhand accounts. This volume is the third of nine reproducing Piaget's original works - they are also available as a boxed set.
The works published by the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget and his associates during the past forty years constitute the largest repository of knowledge about the cognitive development of children that is available anywhere, and Piaget's general theory of intellectual development rivals, in scope and comprehensiveness, Freud's theory of personality development Here is a self-contained general summary of Piaget's theory, written at a relatively nontechnical level. It is suitable for use in a variety of courses in psychology and education -- child psychology, child development, educational psychology, learning, psychological systems, general psychology, and others. It will also interest professionals and educated laymen as a timely exposition of ideas that are attracting the attention of increasing numbers of American psychologists. In order to convey the complexities of the theory to readers who have had no previous contact with it, the author uses a number of unusual pedagogical devices. He first outlines the theory in an introduction that students can reread with increasing comprehension as they study the text. The main part of the book is an elucidation of the Piagetian periods of intellectual development, with enough illustrations of Piaget's research activities to give the theory meaning. The author frequently reproduces passages from Piaget's clinical observations with Piaget's interpretations deleted, so that the reader can assess his own understanding and better appreciate Piaget's style of inquiry. In an epilogue, the author discusses the educational implications of Piaget's work.
Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science, and history, this concise study guide is a one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them. Consistently formatted entries typically cover the following: biographical sketch and personal data, theory outline, analysis of psychologist's place in history, summary of critical response to the theory, the theory in action, and more.