Epistemology and Psychology of Functions by Jean Piaget, Jean-Balise Grize, Alina Szeminska, Vinh Bang

By Jean Piaget, Jean-Balise Grize, Alina Szeminska, Vinh Bang

Years in the past, caused by way of Grize, Apostel and Papert, we undertook the learn of services, yet in the past we didn't thoroughly comprehend the family among capabilities and operations, and their expanding interactions on the point of 'constituted functions'. against this, sure contemporary reports on 'constitutive functions', or preoperatory practical schemes, have confident us of the lifestyles of a type of common sense of services (springing from the schemes of activities) that's ahead of the good judgment of operations (drawn from the overall and reversible coordinations among actions). This preoperatory 'logic' money owed for the very common, and in the past unexplained, primacy of order family members among four and seven years of age, that is usual on account that services are ordered dependences and outcome from orientated 'applications'. And whereas this 'logic' leads to a favorable demeanour in formalizable constructions, it has gaps or boundaries. Psychologically, we're attracted to knowing the procedure­ atic error because of this primacy of order, such ·as the undifferentiation of 'longer' and 'farther', or the non-conservations brought on by ordinal estimations (of degrees, and so forth. ), in place of broad or metric reviews. In a feeling that is psychologically very genuine, this preoperatory good judgment of constitutive features represents simply the 1st 1/2 operatory good judgment, if this is stated, and it really is reversibility which permits the development of the opposite part via finishing the preliminary one-way structures.

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This is how (still after the fact) the pairs (A, An), (B, Bn) are constituted, but for lack of generalization of the formatory pair (V, G), these pairs remain juxtaposed bijections as when n = I in X n . In the third stage, there emerges a new differentiation between the positions of V and G in relation to H, thus making possible the generalization, anticipation and constitution of co-univocal correspondences or surjections: to I Y (A ... ). 3. THE SUCCESSIVE FORMS OF EQUIVALENCE CLASSES This development of functions, through the passage from a global pair repeated n times, to differentiated but uncoordinated pairs (stage II) and to pairs coordinated by a surjection, is then translated by the constitution of equivalence classes of three successive forms.

This type of reaction, already observed in many other analogous situations (we will again find it in §3), requires an explanation. It is in fact too easy to say that addition being a simpler operation than multiplication or the sequence of wholes being additive, the child is limited by economy or by simple confusion to using an additive composition, as if the former genetically preceded the latter. In reality, mUltiplicative compositions are inseparable from additive compositions with the former being no more than the repetition of the latter n times, since n x m = m + m + ...

We are all familiar with the story of the little boy who, on seeing a small grey cat, insisted that it was a big brown dog 'because I can make him larger, cut his whiskers and paint him brown'. Our subjects tend to proceed in the same manner. In a more serious vein, however, their reactions call to mind those of children aged 4-5 who, in experiments involving flotation, hold a board underwater for a moment so that it will stay under and then use that to verify their previous prediction. 3 In other words, since the inherent nature of actions is to modify their objects, the action of application is commonly conceived in this way, and since the initial equivalence classes unite those elements which 'suit' the original base without yet taking into account objective similarities or differences (cf.

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