Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory: Critical Review

Education Quarterly Reviews, Vol.2 No.3 (2019)

9 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2019

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Zana Babakr

Soran University

Pakstan Mohamedamin

Soran University

Karwan Kakamad

Soran University

Date Written: August 15, 2019

Abstract

In the last century, Jean Piaget proposed one of the most famous theories regarding cognitive development in children. Piaget proposed four cognitive developmental stages for children, including sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and the formal operational stage. Although Piaget’s theories have had a great impact on developmental psychology, his notions have not been fully accepted without critique. Piaget’s theory has some shortcomings, including overestimating the ability of adolescence and underestimating infant’s capacity. Piaget also neglected cultural and social interaction factors in the development of children’s cognition and thinking ability. Moreover, in terms of the methodological approach, Piaget’s theory had some ethical and bias problems as he studied his own children. However, Piaget contributions, particularly in regards to the process of education among children and transferring cognition into psychology, have had a significant effect on the science of child development.

Keywords: Cognitive Development, Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational, Formal Operational and Child Development

Suggested Citation

Babakr, Zana and Mohamedamin, Pakstan and Kakamad, Karwan, Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory: Critical Review (August 15, 2019). Education Quarterly Reviews, Vol.2 No.3 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3437574

Zana Babakr (Contact Author)

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Pakstan Mohamedamin

Soran University ( email )

Kurdistan Region
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Karwan Kakamad

Soran University ( email )

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