The Impact of the Work of Piaget on Science Curriculum Development

  • Kenneth Lovell
  • Michael Shayer


The Piagetian model of cognitive development involves a description of the growth of human thinking under certain conditions. The rate of development along the dimension sketched out by Piaget seems to depend upon the culture pattern in which the individual is reared and the quality of schooling. We recognize, of course, that the extent of the development will also depend upon the genetic make-up of the individual, in the sense that genetics will play a role in determining the extent to which he can develop those skills said to be indicative of intelligence in his culture pattern.


Propositional Logic Science Curriculum Operational Thought Australian Science Education Project Conceptual Demand 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Lovell
    • 1
  • Michael Shayer
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of LeedsLeedsEngland
  2. 2.Chelsea CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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