Jean Piaget was a Swiss clinical psychologist known for his pioneering work in child development. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called “genetic epistemology”. Piaget placed great importance on the education of children.
As the Director of the International Bureau of Education, he declared in 1934 that “only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent,or gradual”. His theory of child development is studied in pre-service education programs. Educators continue to incorporate constructivist-based strategies.