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Reflexive Abstraction and Education

The Meaning of Activity in Piaget’s Theory
  • Jeanette McCarthy Gallagher

Abstract

It is no exaggeration to state that misinterpretations of the concept of activity in Piagetian theory have been the stumbling block to effective application of that theory to educational practice. The purpose of this chapter is to clarify the meaning of activity in relation to reflexive abstraction and to provide some new directions to interpretation and application.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanette McCarthy Gallagher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Educational PsychologyTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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