Piaget's life is as interesting as his theory of intellectual development He was born in France in 1896, published his first article at the age of 11, completed his Ph.D. degree in biology at the age of 21, and subsequently devoted his efforts to study, research and teaching in the psychology of intellectual development. Initially he was interested in exploring the idea that intellectual development resulted from adaptation of the individual to his environment, a concept involving a combination of biology and psychology. As his research progressed, however, he found it necessary to incorporate ideas from the disciplines of formal logic, mathematics, philosophy and epistemology. His first five books brought him considerable attention and he soon became known as an authority in psychology, despite the fact that he had never passed (nor attempted) an examination on the subject. Over the years he has written more than 30 books and over 100 articles in the field of child psychology.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1974 by the Iowa Academy of Science
De Luca, Frederick P.
"Piaget and Science Teaching,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
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