Jean Piaget
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"Jean Piaget " was a Swiss people/Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children.

His Piaget's theory of cognitive development/theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology".

Piaget placed great importance on the education of children. As the Director of the International Bureau of Education, he declared in 1934 that "only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual.""International Bureau of Education - Directors" []

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During the earliest stages of thought, accommodation remains on the surface of physical as well as social experience.

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.

It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.

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.

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.

Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.

Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.

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.