Tuesday, 1 December 2015


The video we saw in class is about epistemology, namely, the development of knowledge and human beings according to psychologist Jean Piaget. He is not defined or empiricist nor nativist, defined as constructive as it believes that knowledge is obtained through new interactions and experiences and representing a continuous creativity.

Piaget explains the development of intelligence through four sequential stages; that is, one must go through to get to previous last.

           1- This stage occurs before language and focuses on the sensory intelligence.
           2- Focusing on the first performances, is a preoperative stage.
           3- Concrete operations with manipulatives.
           4- Superior Stadium, where operations are formal objects is reasoned and

What caught our attention was the development of different experiments and their results based on the different ages and stages in which they were. Undoubtedly, the most curious was the first experiment in which he was asked a girl of three and a half years to draw a triangle as interpreted herself was the model that the psychologist had proposed; She tried to make the easiest way (something common in the first two stages) so he drew a square and tried to draw their three vertices.

We also found it curious the ease of being able to relate to children experienced each stage; clearly seeing the difference between cognitive level children. Older children (8-9 years) could make use of their logic and rational capacity and were capable of formal operations, as we saw in the last video.

On the other hand, we see that there is a relationship between this sequential process and module 1, specifically with distinctions: transfer, transformation and transit because to reach stage 4 have been through the past because it is a sequential process also involves a transformation all.

In conclusion, it seemed to us a very interesting activity and has helped us to understand concepts and relate them to previous.

Elvira Astola, Sandra Fernández, Marina Cáceres, Sara Granizo e Irene Megías. 1ºB

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