Piaget's epistemic subject and science education: Epistemological vs. psychological issues

@article{Kitchener1993PiagetsES,
  title={Piaget's epistemic subject and science education: Epistemological vs. psychological issues},
  author={Richard F. Kitchener},
  journal={Science \& Education},
  year={1993},
  volume={2},
  pages={137-148}
}
Many individuals claim that Piaget's theory of cognitive development is empirically false or substantially disconfirmed by empirical research. Although there is substance to such a claim, any such conclusion must address three increasingly problematic issues about the possibility of providing an empirical test of Piaget's genetic epistemology: (1) the empirical underdetermination of theory by empirical evidence, (2) the empirical difficulty of testing competence-type explanations, and (3) the… Expand
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