Historical Who is Who

PIAGET, Jean

1896 - 1980
Switzerland
SOCIAL SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY

 

Hugely influential researcher into the development of children’s intelligence. From an initial background in Zoology (his first paper in an academic journal at the age of ten was on the sparrow) he moved to Psychology, becoming the leading international exponent of psychogenetically sequenced stages of cognitive development. Much of his research was carried out with his own children and those in his school in Geneva – but replicated by others throughout the world. His work on moral development included the now familiar egocentricity-heteronomy-autonomy  sequence. Over intellectualised readings of his work miss the importance he attributed to play and symbol and their relevance for moral sense.

 

Video

Piaget on Piaget (42 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XwjIruMI94 

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