Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development <Name> <College> <Course> Professor: <> Date: <> Abstract Jean Piaget was a leading academician in the area of cognitive growth. He made a choice, to learn scientifically, the method in which broods develop knowledge. Piaget was the first individual to note that broods were not miniature copies of grownups but were different, particularly on how they thought about and understood the world. This paper, explains in details on Piaget’s research and conclusion about cognitive development. The paper start by defining the four most important terms in the research, which include schema, assimilation, accommodation, and equilibration. Piaget suggested the broods cognitive growth could be divided into four important stages. This paper highlights on this stages which include, sensorimotor, pre-operational, concrete operational and operational phases. Apart from the stages, this paper also discusses various issues that Piaget emphasized about which include, egocentrism, animism, and conservation. These important terms are used in defining the various stages that children undergo during cognitive development. Lastly, the paper highlights various ways in which Piaget’s theory influences education. Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Cognitive development mentions to the development of human thinking capacity. Piaget conducted various research on cognitive development especially to young children, and he came to believe that everybody was born with a set of the schema which is building blocks of knowledge. In his theory, Piaget stated that as the young children grew so do their schema.