Piaget and Parables: The Convergence of Secular and Scriptural Views of Learning

Volume
Volume 13
Issue
Summer 1985
Title
Piaget and Parables: The Convergence of Secular and Scriptural Views of Learning
Abstract

Jean Piaget is widely acclaimed as a developmental theorist who has contributed much to the understanding of how children learn. While many educators adhere to Piaget'€™s model of learning, few realize that techniques similar in structure were used by Jesus 2000 years ago. Basic components of Piaget'€™s theory, namely assimilation, accommodation, and disequilibration of the learner, are evidenced in the parabolic method used by Jesus. This comparison between Piaget€'s theory and Christ'€™s parabolic method suggests that an effective teacher would cognitively activate and disequilibrate the learner. Insights from Scripture and Piaget'€™s theory imply that motivation through disequilibration should be effective with students having a variety of experiences, a wide spectrum of abilities, and a mixture of learning styles.

Authors
Dr. J.D. Foster and Dr. G.T. Moran
Pages
97 - 103
Price
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