COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT - EVALUATION of PIAGET

evaluation of Piaget - cognitive development

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Evaluation of Piaget's Theory
Clinical interviews ­ no question is the same
Leading questions
Piaget underestimated ability in first two stages
Overestimated formal operational stage
Didn't consider social issues
Willing to change his theory
Children can give the correct answer without understanding, or give the wrong answer when they
understand
The stages exist but the ages aren't right
Criticisms of the method:
The tasks were confusing
o He presumed that lack of success meant lack of ability
Clinical interview
o Unscientific
Interactions with participants were informal
Discovery learning isn't enough without adult guidance
Few adults demonstrate formal operational thinking
The stage approach was too rigid
o Published Horizontal décalage
Positive points
Influence on school and education
o Children take a more active view
Clinical interview
o Rich detail of children's behaviour
Confirmed across cultures but reached at different ages (also a criticism)

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