Jean Piaget Quotes

“Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them something too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves.”

Jean Piaget

“Every observer has noted that the younger the child, the less sense he has of his own ego.”

Jean Piaget

“For me, education means making creators… You have to make inventors, innovators, not conformists.”

Jean Piaget

“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.”

Jean Piaget

“Intelligence is what you use when you don’t know what to do.”

Jean Piaget

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”

Jean Piaget

“The essential functions of the mind consist in understanding and in inventing, in other words, in building up structures by structuring reality.”

Jean Piaget

“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, and inventive.”

Jean Piaget

“What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.”

Jean Piaget