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JEAN PIAGET

 

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Excerpts from Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions,
Chapter 11: Jean Piaget, Learning Research, and American Education

Basic research on cognitive development is to educational psychology as physics is to engineering; it is the source of fundamental laws of children's learning, memory, and reasoning that supply the scientific foundation for curriculum research and for best instructional practice. ~ C. J. Brainerd, "Jean Piaget, Learning Research, and American Education"


University departments of educational psychology that do not place the study of cognitive development at the heart of graduate training are extremely limited. ~ C. J. Brainerd, "Jean Piaget, Learning Research, and American Education"


Cognitive development is the science of educational psychology. ~ C. J. Brainerd, "Jean Piaget, Learning Research, and American Education"


Because natural-learning-is-the-best-learning is so intuitively appealing, it is important to remind ourselves that intuitions can seriously mislead us when they are not confirmed by data. ~ C. J. Brainerd, "Jean Piaget, Learning Research, and American Education"


One might say that the history of American educational research on learning is a history of discovering how to improve on the biases, inaccuracies, and inefficiencies of everyday experience. ~ C. J. Brainerd, "Jean Piaget, Learning Research, and American Education"


A much more limited conclusion follow from the research record, the conclusion being that the particular developmental constraints that Piaget postulated (stages of cognitive development) do not appear to seriously restrict children's learning. ~ C. J. Brainerd, "Jean Piaget, Learning Research, and American Education"


 

 

 
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