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After Piaget

1st Edition

By Eduardo Marti


284 pages

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After Piaget proves that Jean Piaget's work is critical for understanding some of the most current proposals in the study of psychological development. It analyses Piaget's legacy, moving beyond the harsh critiques that have circulated since he lost prominence. It also brings together new developments and research practices that have grown out of Jean Piaget's tradition, while providing a retrospective glance into the intellectual atmospheres of different periods at which the contributors encountered Piaget.

This book reveals the richness and coherence of the School of Geneva's research during the last decades before Piaget's death. Contributions from scholars who formed part of the School of Geneva during the 1970s and '80s demonstrate Piaget's influence on such diverse fields as infant development, ethnology, neuropsychology, semiotic development, and epistemology. After Piaget is part of Transaction's History and Theory of Psychology series.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Restoring Piaget to the World: Looking Back to Construct the Future
Jaan Valsiner


The Fertility of Piaget's Legacy
Cintia Rodriguez and Eduardo Marti

Part 1. Beyond Piaget's Constructivism

1 From Constructivism to Neuroconstructivism: The Activity-Dependent Structuring of the Human Brain
Annette Karmiloff-Smith

2 Piaget as a Pioneer of Dialectical Constructivism: Seeking Dynamic Processes for Human Science
Juan Pascual-Leone

3 Contributions of Piagetian Constructivism to Social Interactionism
Jean-Paul Bronckart

Part 2. From Animal to Infant and Child Development

4 Piaget and the Comparative Psychology of Animal Cognition
Jacques Vauclair

5 Baby Assault on Piaget
Philippe Rochat

6 Clinical Approach of the Premature Infant, Evaluations, and Developmental Care
Andre Bullinger

7 Piaget and Consciousness: Retrospect and Prospect
Francisco Pons, Paul L. Harris, and Marc de Rosnay

Part 3. Semiotic Challenges along Development

8 The Functional Permanence of the Object: A Product of Consensus
Cintia Rodriguez

9 Thinking with Signs: From Symbolic Actions to External Systems of Representation
Eduardo Marti

10 The Discovery of a "Piagetian Child" in Literacy Development
Emilia Ferreiro

Part 4. Development through Education

11 From Individual to Didactic Microgenesis: Studies on Situated Knowledge Transformations
Madelon Saada-Robert

12 "Choose Two or Three Scapegoats and Make Your Point!" Should I? Critical Thoughts on a Fabulous Experience and Its Heritage
Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont

List of Contributors


About the Series

History and Theory of Psychology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / General