Jerome Bruner's Theory Of Cognitive Development

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Cognitive Development is the ability to use your mind to think and reason. Children over the age of 6 can develop concrete ways, such as addition, subtraction, division etc. This is called concrete because objects are you used throughout to control the outcome. The outcome of cognitive development is thinking.

Jerome Bruner was born in 1915 in New York City. He is one of the best known influential psychologists of the twentieth century. He was one of the main people in the cognitive revolution. He had influenced greatly the field of education. He wrote books ‘The Process of Education’ and ‘Towards a Theory Of Instruction’. These books were very popular and known as classics. He worked on the social work programme – ‘Man
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When he received his PhD he became a professor of psychology and he also co-founded the Center for Cognitive Studies. In 1940, Bruner and Leo Postman, worked together on the ways in which needs, motivations, and expectations influence perception. Bruner and postman were known and the ‘New Look’, they explored perception froma functional orientation. Bruner also began to look at the development of human cognition. This led to his interest in the cognitive development of children and their modes of representation and the appropriate forms of…show more content…
He was the German educator who founded kindergarten. He was one of the most influential educational reformers in the 19th century. As a child, he hard a hard life, his mother died when he was 9 months old and he was neglected until his uncle took him in and put him through school. He had a strong knowledge of plants and natural phenomena while aslo studying maths and languages. He became an apprentice forester and after this he took interest in courses at a university in Jena until he was put in jail for unpaid debts.
He began a teaching assistant jobat a model school in Frankfurt run by Anton Gurner on lines advocated by the Swiss educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. After two years, Froebel went to Yverdon, Switz, where he came in contact with Pestalozzi. In 1811 he went to the university of Gottingen, his studies were interrupted by the Napoleonic Wars. In 1813 he became friends with H.Langenthal and W.Middendorff, they joined him at a school he opened in Griesheim in Thuringia in 1816. Two years after the school moved to Keilhau in Thuringia, Froebel put his educational theories into practices, the school expanded into an institution, Froebel wrote a number of articles in 1826 published his most important treatise, Merchenersiehung (The Education of Man), the philosophical presentation of principles and methods pursued in
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