ERIC Number: EJ491692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Reconciling Stage and Specificity in Neo-Piagetian Theory: Self-Organizing Conceptual Structures.
Lewis, Marc D.
Human Development, v37 n3 p143-69 May-Jun 1994
To resolve tension between general stages and conceptual specificity in neo-Piagetian theory, R. Case introduced the idea of central conceptual structures. To resolve difficulties of separating developmental level and conceptual diversity, this article reconceptualizes central conceptual structures as self-organizing systems that stabilize in response to general and specific constraints, yet reconfigure themselves periodically over development. (TM)
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