Jean Piaget's Genetic Epistemology

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Jean Piaget’s Genetic Epistemology is a constructivist developmental theory of knowledge. Piaget conducted empirical studies on children to understand the influence of biology on knowledge development in human beings. According to this theory, knowledge is constantly created and expanded as learners absorb information about the world around them through their interaction with reality. Therefore, Piaget sees knowledge development as a progressive reorganization of mental processes resulting from biological maturation and environmental experience, thus avoiding both the doctrine of innate ideas and environmental determinism.

1 Schemas
2 Types of Knowledge
3 Cognitive Development Stages of Biological Maturation
4 Processes of Adaptation
5 Evaluation of Piaget’s Theory