Resources for Teachers
Some suggestions from for those teaching Piaget from
Susan Golbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For early childhood people:
- DeVries, R. & Kohlberg, L. (1987). Constructivist early education:
Overview and comparison with other programs. Washington D.C.: National
Association for the Education of Young Children.
A scholarly volume for advanced students in early
education interested in applying Piaget's ideas to curriculum development
in programs for young children. This volume also compares and contrasts
a Piagetian approach with other popular approaches to early education.
- DeVries, R. & Zan, B. (1994). Moral classrooms, moral children:
Creating a constructivist atmosphere in early education. NY: Teachers
While geared towards early childhood practitioners,
these ideas are relevant to all classrooms. DeVries and Zan explain
why all learning starts with the sociomoral atmosphere and among other
things offer a constructivist perspective on "classroom management"
- Ginsburg, H. (1997). Entering the child's mind. NY: Cambridge
Ginsburg discusses the use of the clinical method. He compares
and contrasts this method of assessment with traditional forms of assessment
and provides many examples and guidelines for novices.
- DeLisi, R. & Golbeck, S. (1999). Implications of Piagetian theory
for peer learning, (3-37). In A. O'Donnell & A. King (Eds.) Cognitive
perspectives on peer learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
For graduate students interested in the collaborative and cooperative
learning, this chapter explores the applicability of Piaget's theory.
The chapter includes a discussion of social factors in disequilibration
and a review of research on social interaction and cognitive change.
If you have other suggested readings to share, please send them to Chris