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Nick Ruggieri Piaget 3/19/13 Mental Maps of Piaget In the article I read about Jean Piaget, it discussed about his thought process in how intellectual growth affects learning. It discusses how his theories differ compared to other constructivists, the basic concepts, and the stages of development. The stages specific to elementary education would really be the concrete operations stage, but would also fall into parts of the formal operations and preoperational stages as well. This stage is where children start to learn solving problems based on experience. I believe this step ties in with Project based learning in Elementary Education because students start using information they have learned in physical experiencing such as role play. The article then states how Piaget’s theories were not directly related to learners, but children as a whole. It does make some points about the educational implications the theory has though. One educational connection I observed that went together
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Unformatted text preview: with project based learning was the centrality of play in children’s learning. While all projects are not all as kinesthetically the same, play and interaction are usually involved in all of them to help socially as well as intellectually. Furthermore, another key concept brought up in this part of article speaks about the flexibility in the curriculum. This is used specifically in short term projects and projects based on current events. Allowing yourself as a teacher to be ready to flexibly change the curriculum or project based on current events or certain circumstances at any moment is key to creating any good project at any level. To conclude, Piaget was a large part in the constructivist movement and still continues to influence education and other theorists today. McLeod, S. A. (2009). Jean Piaget | Cognitive Theory. Retrieved fromhttp:// ...
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