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Cognitive Theories of Jean Piaget

Formal Operations is debated. It has been argued that some college students fail to achieve stage four. Given what you know about Piaget's Stages of Development, is it possible for a college student to have not achieved formal operations. Why or why not?

One of the key individuals in the development of Cognitive Theories is Jean Piaget. Do you agree or disagree with his statement that "failure is critical to learning"?

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1. Given what you know about Piaget's Stages of Development, you might argue that yes, it is entirely possible for a college student to have not achieved formal operations. Since I have worked with many college freshmen, it is evident that not all of them reach this stage.

Please note that because the Formal Operational stage occurs from adolescence to adulthood, not everyone shows intelligence through the logical use of symbols. Not all college age students are able to relate, apply, or understand abstract concepts. ...

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