Jean Piaget

Patrick Nagle, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

Jean Piaget is a French psychologist who articulated a theory of child development wherein the child constructs theories about life through its interaction with mechanical objects. These mechanical objects demonstrate to the child basic laws of physics, as well as help him or her learn the difference between what is alive and dead. Computer technologies, however, operate on a different order

, which is not mechanical; therefore, children develop different theories about the world.


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Last modified 18 December 2006