Jean Piaget quotes
1896 - 1980; Swiss development psychologist and biologist
The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not
simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, and inventive.
What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.
If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that
characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.
Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do.
Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time
that we try to teach them something too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it
For me, education means making creators... You have to make inventors, innovators, not
Every observer has noted that the younger the child, the less sense he has of his own ego.
We shall see eventually that cooperation between equals not only brings about a gradual
change in the child's practical attitude, but that it also does away with the mystical feeling
The essential functions of the mind consist in understanding and in inventing, in other words,
in building up structures by structuring reality.
Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.