Evaluation of piagets theory

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  • Evaluation of piagets theory
    • criticisms of theory
      • too rigid, horizontal declarage, characteristics of more than 1 stage
      • ·       Some of the concepts are vague, and the stages often show much overlap that development is perhaps better regarded as a continuous process.
      • Overall, in many researchers’ view, he severely underestimated social influences on cognitive development. By concentrating on individual maturation and self-construction of mental life,
      • argued against discovery learning and instead need guidance from adults and the importance of scaffolding
    • Criticisms of method
      • Piaget's use of the clinical interview method, informal experimentation, and small sample sizes, lacked scientific rigour
      • he assumed that if a child didn't succeed at a task they lacked ability but may have been other reasons so wrong to assume
      • A frequent criticism is that Piaget’s experiments were over-complicated and difficult to relate to
    • positive evaluations
      • Piaget’s views have had an important impact on educational practise – changing the way children are taught and hopefully making education more effective and enjoyable.
      • Piaget’s theory has received a lot of longitudinal cross-sectional and cross-cultural support over many years, and while the theory has been subject to modification and criticism, many fundamental aspects of his theory are still accepted as valid contributions today.
      • Piaget used clinical interviews to which he paid close attention meaning the results are rich and detailed


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