Jean Piaget Quotes

Jean Piaget Quotes

If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.

~ Jean Piaget

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

~ Jean Piaget

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.

~ Jean Piaget

I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother’s poor mental health.

~ Jean Piaget

To express the same idea in still another way, I think that human knowledge is essentially active.

~ Jean Piaget

This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge.

~ Jean Piaget

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

~ Jean Piaget

On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects.

~ Jean Piaget

In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.

~ Jean Piaget

The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense.

~ Jean Piaget

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