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October 7, 2012 @ 4:24 am
Piaget is the most influential figure in child psychology ever known. However, it can be rather daunting to plough through his monumental works. So we have books like A Piaget Primer that come to our rescue-books that help to explain the concepts in simpler, more reader-friendly terms. Of course, we cannot expect such books to do justice to the scope and breadth of the original works, but for a thin volume like A Piaget Primer, it has done reasonably well to introduce the most essential concepts of Piaget’s theory on child development. Among the essential ideas are assimilation and accommodation, various stages of development, play, language development, number concept, and moral development. There is also a last chapter on the implications and applications of Piagetian theory in the education of our young. What I find most impressive about this volume is its witty use of comics such as Peanut and stories such as Alice in the Wonderland to illustrate many of the confusing concepts. Wish I had this book when I was doing my psychology course.
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October 7, 2012 @ 5:17 am
This is a very nice book that uses children’s literature, popular comics, and very good writing to demystify Piaget for beginners. I tried to read parts of Piaget’s How a Child Thinks and had to put it down. The authors recognize the difficulty in reading Piaget’s original works and have written this book for non psychology students. This was a very useful book for a research paper on Piaget for a special education graduate course.
October 7, 2012 @ 5:23 am
The author provides very clear explanations of Piaget’s theory of thought and play. Complete with comic strips about children, this book is a must for new teachers who are learning about Piaget and also for parents who do not know how children think and learn thru’ play. You won’t want to put the book down after picking it up, because the contents are so simple yet interesting.
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