BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
11:28 am
Tue December 18, 2012

The Piaget Approach to Overhauling Education

The psychologist Jean Piaget's approach to education emphasized deep, conceptual learning. Is it time to adopt his strategy on a country-wide scale?
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We have debates all the time about education. How could our schools be doing better? Why isn't the US more competitive in the world?

The great Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget argued, "[O]nly education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent or gradual." Piaget's approach to education — radically different from what we generally see in school — emphasized deep, conceptual learning.

Katie Lyslo and David Stevens joined Kara Miller to talk about the Piaget approach and how to improve our educational system.

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