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Pros & Cons of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

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Ashley Pennington

on 8 October 2013

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Pros and Cons of Piaget's Theory
Pros & Cons of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Ashley Pennington
Pro #1
Theory has had a huge impact on education
-Instructional strategies developed
-Supportive environment, social skills,
-Many educational programs believe that children should be taught at the level they are developmentally prepared
Pro #2
Piaget's theory has improved the understanding of cognitive development
-Ability to communicate with children has increased
-Methods for studying children have increased
Con #1
Piaget's research methods were not reliable and was formed from a biased sample
-Researched on his children
-Only researched children form a high SES

Con #2
Piaget underestimated children's abilities
-Most children posses abilities an earlier age than he believed
-Some children can view others perspective, not egocentric
-Some children belong in more than one stage
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