Experimenting in Relation to Piaget: Education is a Chaperoned Process of Adaptation

  title={Experimenting in Relation to Piaget: Education is a Chaperoned Process of Adaptation},
  author={J. Burman},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  • J. Burman
  • Published 4 May 2008
  • Education
  • Perspectives on Science
This essay takesas its point of departureCavicchi's (2006) argument that knowledge develops through experimentation, both in science and in educational settings. In attempting to support and extend her conclusions, which are drawn in part from the replication of some early tasks in the history of developmental psychology, the late realist-constructivist theory of Jean Piaget is presented and summarized. This is then turned back on the subjects of Cavicchi's larger enquiry (education and science… 
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