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ERIC Number: EJ787125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Formal Operations from a Twenty-First Century Perspective
Kuhn, Deanna
Human Development, v51 n1 p48-55 2008
The author reflects on Piaget's 1972 article, "Intellectual evolution from adolescence to adulthood," addressed to questions regarding what he alleged to be the final, most advanced level of cognition in his developmental stage theory--formal operations, as described in his 1958 volume coauthored with Inhelder, "The growth of logical thinking from childhood to adolescence." It is asked here whether, from a contemporary perspective, Piaget's ideas regarding formal operations appear to have been right, and whether they have any current relevance, in particular concerning how best to support the development of intellectual potential during the second decade of life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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