Piaget Was Wrong: Children & Abstract Reasoning

Mar 5, 2019

3:00pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Piaget Was Wrong: Children & Abstract Reasoning, Mar 5, 2019

Jean Piaget's famous theory on childhood cognitive development has been instrumental to early childhood education. However, modern research has debunked his idea that children aren't capable of thinking abstractly until early adolescence. Instead, research demonstrates that even very young children can reason abstractly. We'll discuss how researchers have discovered this as well as practical implications as to how adults can best support young children's ability to think abstractly.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Amy Eisenmann

Center for Childhood Creativity

Caren Walker

University of California, San Diego

Details

Format:

Talk

Type:

Session

Track:

Early Learning

Level:

Deep Understanding