Constructivist

Framework

Role of nature

Nature & nurture play an equal and reciprocal role.

Organism and environment are in continuous interaction.

Role of nurture

Cause of development

Adaptation: the active construction of ways of knowing.

Continuous?

Discontinuous: Stages of qualitatively different kinds of intelligence.

These stages are universal.

Individual differences

Due to variation in the speed of development,

or how far the person has gone through the stages.

Names

Jean Piaget (1896-1980)

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