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Piaget - "failure is critical to learning?"

One of the key individuals in the developing of Cognitive Theories is Jean Piaget.

1. Do you agree with Piaget's statement that "failure is critical to learning?" Why or why not?

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1. One of the key individuals in the developing of Cognitive Theories is Jean Piaget. , do you agree with Piaget's statement that "failure is critical to learning?" Why or why not?

There is evidence that we do learn from failure as it sets up ambiguity, which motivates us to try to solve the problem. However, other theories also hold true like proposing that learning occurs through imitation and repetition (social learning theory - Bandura). In other words, both are true. No one theory is sufficient in itself, but look at learning and cognitive development from different one vantage points; so taken together, they ...

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