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Letter "J" » Jean Piaget Quotes
«The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers»
Author: Jean Piaget
, New Man
«It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.»
«Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and from the point of view of genetic epistemology, is to explain how the transition is made from a lower level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher.»
«Knowledge, then, is a system of transformations that become progressively adequate.»
«During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions.»
«During the earliest stages of thought, accommodation remains on the surface of physical as well as social experience.»
«Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.»
«The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly.»
«Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.»
«The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching.»