1.2.1 Constructivism 1: Piaget and Cognitive Development Theory

Welcome to chapter 2 of the 'Approaches to Education' module. In this chapter, we will begin to examine the Constructivist school of thought, beginning with the work of Jean Piaget.

Goals for this section

  • To understand Piaget's cognitive development theory.

Objectives for this section

  • To be able to explain how Piaget's theory of cognitive development works.
  • To be able to identify ways in which the theory applies in actual teaching practice.
  • To consider ways that Piaget's ideas can be implemented into personal practice.

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