Application of Piagetian Theory to Remediation of Reasoning

  • Beth Stephens
Part of the Topicsin Cognitive Development book series (TOPCOGDEV)


A decade or more has elapsed since Piaget was “rediscovered,” and during the intervening years there have been continued and varied attempts to incorporate his theory into classroom practices. Although Piaget has been a prolific author, he has not supplied a guide book on “How to Practice Piaget” and probably will not! Yet guidelines do evolve as one reviews his theoretical writings. Throughout his work there is a recurring theme: intellectual development proceeds as the child interacts with his environment—with the objects and people around him. He states that “a child knows an object only to the extent to which he has acted upon it.” When urged to cite the educational approach that was most compatible with his theory, he stated that perhaps it was Dewey’s learning by doing—an active student situation.


Mental Imagery Rubber Band Combinatory Logic Sighted Subject Formal Thought 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beth Stephens
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  1. 1.University of TexasRichardsonUSA

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