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Jean Piaget Quotes: "When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself."

When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.




Jean Piaget Quotes: "Every time we teach a child something, we keep him from inventing it himself. On the other hand, that which we allow him to discover for himself will remain with him visible for the rest of his life."

Every time we teach a child something, we keep him from inventing it himself. On the other hand, that which we allow him to discover for himself will remain with him visible for the rest of his life.




Jean Piaget Quotes: "Play is the work of childhood."

Play is the work of childhood.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Children require long, uniterrupted periods of play and exploration"

Children require long, uniterrupted periods of play and exploration




Jean Piaget Quotes: "Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves."

Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Play is the answer to how anything new comes about."

Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do."

Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do.




Jean Piaget Quotes: "Teaching means creating situations where structures can be discovered."

Teaching means creating situations where structures can be discovered.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Experience precedes understanding."

Experience precedes understanding.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see."

What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely."

Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "True interest appears when the self identifies itself with ideas or objects, when it finds in them a means of expression and they become a necessary form of fuel for its activity."

True interest appears when the self identifies itself with ideas or objects, when it finds in them a means of expression and they become a necessary form of fuel for its activity.




Jean Piaget Quotes: "What is desired is that the teacher ceased being a lecturer, satisfied with transmitting ready-made solutions. His role should rather be that of a mentor stimulating initiative and research."

What is desired is that the teacher ceased being a lecturer, satisfied with transmitting ready-made solutions. His role should rather be that of a mentor stimulating initiative and research.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "How can we, with our adult minds, know what will be interesting? If you follow the child...you can find out something new."

How can we, with our adult minds, know what will be interesting? If you follow the child...you can find out something new.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth."

It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual."

Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions."

During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Everytime we teach a child something, we prevent him from inventing it himself."

Everytime we teach a child something, we prevent him from inventing it himself.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "We learn more when we are compelled to invent."

We learn more when we are compelled to invent.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Logical positivists have never taken psychology into account in their epistemology, but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical beings are nothing but linguistic structures."

Logical positivists have never taken psychology into account in their epistemology, but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical beings are nothing but linguistic structures.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning."

In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures."

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "The more we try to improve our schools, the heavier the teaching task becomes; and the better our teaching methods the more difficult they are to apply."

The more we try to improve our schools, the heavier the teaching task becomes; and the better our teaching methods the more difficult they are to apply.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "How much more precious is a little humanity than all the rules in the world."

How much more precious is a little humanity than all the rules in the world.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Equilibrium is the profoundest tendency of all human activity."

Equilibrium is the profoundest tendency of all human activity.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "To understand is to invent."

To understand is to invent.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Moral autonomy appears when the mind regards as necessary an ideal that is independent of all external pressures."

Moral autonomy appears when the mind regards as necessary an ideal that is independent of all external pressures.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge."

This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Scientific thought, then, is not momentary; it is not a static instance; it is a process."

Scientific thought, then, is not momentary; it is not a static instance; it is a process.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "The essential functions of the mind consist in understanding and in inventing, in other words, in building up structures by structuring reality."

The essential functions of the mind consist in understanding and in inventing, in other words, in building up structures by structuring reality.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Punishment renders autonomy of conscience impossible."

Punishment renders autonomy of conscience impossible.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Accommodation of mental structures to reality implies the existence of assimilatory schemata apart from which any structure would be impossible."

Accommodation of mental structures to reality implies the existence of assimilatory schemata apart from which any structure would be impossible.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects."

The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality."

Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "I could not think without writing."

I could not think without writing.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions."

Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next."

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "The most developed science remains a continual becoming"

The most developed science remains a continual becoming



Jean Piaget Quotes: "The child is a realist in every domain of thought, and it is therefore natural that in the moral sphere he should lay more stress on the external, tangible element than on the hidden motive."

The child is a realist in every domain of thought, and it is therefore natural that in the moral sphere he should lay more stress on the external, tangible element than on the hidden motive.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "If logic itself is created rather than being inborn, it follows that the first task of education is to form reasoning."

If logic itself is created rather than being inborn, it follows that the first task of education is to form reasoning.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "If mutual respect does derive from unilateral respect, it does so by opposition."

If mutual respect does derive from unilateral respect, it does so by opposition.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "As you know, Bergson pointed out that there is no such thing as disorder but rather two sorts of order, geometric and living."

As you know, Bergson pointed out that there is no such thing as disorder but rather two sorts of order, geometric and living.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health."

I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact."

In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "During the earliest stages of thought, accommodation remains on the surface of physical as well as social experience."

During the earliest stages of thought, accommodation remains on the surface of physical as well as social experience.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly."

The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "To express the same idea in still another way, I think that human knowledge is essentially active."

To express the same idea in still another way, I think that human knowledge is essentially active.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations."

Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.



Jean Piaget Quotes: "The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.