Of Piaget’s Theory.
This essay will be summarising the contributions and shortcomings of the Cognitive-Developmental theory and firstly explore the background and key concept’s of Piaget’s work behind child development. Secondly Piaget’s ideas about cognitive change and the four stages of development from birth which are the sensorimotor stage, the pre-operational stage, the concrete operational stage and the formal operational stage and how this impacts development. Thirdly the main weaknesses of the cognitive theory and why, and look at whether any studies/theories support or refute Piaget’s theory and if they are credible to apply to real life. Finally determining whether Piaget’s theory …show more content…
Although not all of Piaget work has been supported it has been very beneficial in the area of child psychology. He was among one of the first psychologists to describe and explain development which was the starting point on the research of cognitive development. What his theory has accomplished is it’s made an influence in education and