Download e-book for iPad: Critical Readings on Piaget by Leslie Smith

By Leslie Smith

ISBN-10: 0203435850

ISBN-13: 9780203435854

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ISBN-13: 9780415133173

Serious Readings on Piaget is a follow-up to Piaget: severe checks, a set of eighty-three papers facing the critique of Piaget's paintings in psychology, schooling and philosophy through the interval 1950-90. This new assortment tracks advancements within the latest released paintings throughout the interval 1990-95, with an essential advisor and editorial statement through Leslie Smith. This choice of certain reports in this 5 yr interval presents high-profile and interesting examples from present learn during this sector.

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Appleton. Vidal, F. Gruber (eds) Creative people at work (pp. 189–207), New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. B. (1929) Psychology from the standpoint of a behaviorist, London: Lippincott. Chapter 2 Learning and adaptation in the theory of constructivism Ernst von Glasersfeld ABSTRACT Learning and adaptation are conceptually distinct and refer to different processes. Both concepts are incorporated in Piaget’s genetic epistemology and in the more radical constructivist model of cognition that has sprung from it.

It [reason] owes to understanding its pursuit of what is universal and to autistic thinking its search for quality, but without the symbolism of the latter. Reason can thus know the organisation as a whole, uniting the kind and the law” (p. 165). This passage calls for two remarks. First of all, the young Piaget was already familiar with the concept of autistic thinking, which we find in Bleuler’s work on schizophrenia, before his departure for Zurich. In addition, when he speaks of symbolism, he uses the term in a rather curious way.

SCHEME THEORY As a biologist, Piaget was well acquainted with the notion of reflex and he investigated the phenomenon in his children. Since infants manifest some such “fixed action patterns” as soon as they are born, they must be considered the result of genetic determination rather than learning. Whereas most developmental psychologists seemed satisfied with that explanation, Piaget focused on the fact that this genetic determination was likely to be the result of natural selection. In other words, he considered that these action patterns arose through accidental mutations and spread, because they, rather than others, had consequences that were conducive to survival.

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