Ten fun facts about Jean Piaget


Fact 1
His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called “genetic epistemology”.

Fact 2
Piaget placed great importance on the education of children.

Fact 3
As the Director of the International Bureau of Education, he declared in 1934 that “only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual.”


Fact 4
According to Ernst von Glasersfeld, Jean Piaget was “the great pioneer of the constructivist theory of knowing.”

Fact 5
Piaget created the International Center for Genetic Epistemology in Geneva in 1955 and directed it until his death in 1980.

Fact 6
Piaget was a precocious child who developed an interest in biology and the natural world.

Fact 7
In 1979 he was awarded the Balzan Prize for Social and Political Sciences.

Fact 8
His early interest in zoology earned him a reputation among those in the field after he had published several articles on mollusks by the age of 15.

Fact 9
He was educated at the University of Neuchâtel, and studied briefly at the University of Zürich.

Fact 10
From 1925 to 1929 Piaget was professor of psychology, sociology, and the philosophy of science at the University of Neuchatel.


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was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children

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