Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

Piaget’s theory of cognitive development is a theory about the nature and development of human intelligence. His theory explained the nature of knowledge and how humans come to acquire, and use it. Piaget’s theory is known as a developmental stage theory.

Piaget was interested by the fact that children of different ages made different kinds of mistakes while solving problems. By Piaget thinking that children have great cognitive abilities, he came up with four different cognitive development stages.

Four stages he managed to group with different ages. Each stage he realized how children managed to develop their cognitive skills. Piaget claimed that cognitive development is at the center of the human organism, and language is contingent on knowledge and understanding acquired through cognitive development.

“Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual.”


-Jean Piaget, 1943

Jean Piaget: Theory of Cognitive Development

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