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PIAGET RESPONSE ASSIGNMENT Education has been influenced by many people especially Jean Piaget He proposed a theory of cognitive development of children He caused a new revolution in thinking about how thinking develops Piaget observed that children understand concepts and reason differently at different stages he stated that childrens cognitive strategies which are used to solve problems reflect an interaction between the childs current developmental stage and experience in the world This response assignment will focus on what extent my education was influenced by Piagets theories and whether or not his ideas are beneficial to education and to knowledge itself His theories shaped todays education by creating different levels of schooling creating challenging lessons for classes and by creating richer learning environments Since kindergarten to high school I believe that Piaget has shaped my education his concept that children goes through stages influenced how the school is conducted in todays society This meaning that Piaget had a major influence on the different levels of education for example when we first begin school we go through kindergarten which if we compare to Piagets child development theory it would fall under the early Preoperational stage after kindergarten we go through elementary school grade 1-5 then junior high grade 7-8 then high school grade 9-12 then post-secondary school Therefore I could say that we spend a lot of our years in school learning and understanding concepts that can help us in the real world When I was in kindergarten basically all I did was play take naps colour interact with my peers and have fun But now that I look back and think about my schooling I can sense that school wasnt only about fun it taught me concepts about society through reading book and playing It also taught me to realize that when u take an object and you change the form of it nothing has changed eg weight mass amount only the looks of the
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