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Korean Journal of Child Studies 1982;3: 35-48.
유아 및 아동의 공간개념 발달 - Piaget의 연구를 중심으로 -
The Development of the Child's Conception of Space
Hang Ja Kim
The purpose of this study is to investigate the Piaget`s theory of the child`s conception of space, which explains the stage of child`s congnitive development. This thesis consists of 4 Chapters, including introduction, which examines the concept of space perception, and the development of arithmetic conception, and suggests the outline of this study. In the Chapter II, the brief history of topological Psychology, and the current situation of this theory has been explained. According to Piaget`s theory of the conception of space, the child`s development of the conception of space develops orderly three stages, that is to say, the stage of conception of space by the topological relations, the stage of projective conception of space, and finally the stage of the Euclidian, conception of space. Children`s development of the conception of space continuously, and orderly has been made by these stages. Also, in this Chapter, Piaget`s experiment about the development of child`s conception of space has been explained. In the Chapter III, the children`s conception of geometry has been examined. Here explains the development of space representation, and of seriation or classification. In the Chapter IV, some theories of the conception of space has been examined, and some points of view has been made as a conclusion.
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