You will prepare and submit a term paper on Critique of Piagets Theory of Cognitive Development. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. Based on this hypothesis, it is no surprise that Piaget’s inspiration for intellectual and cognitive development essentially came from his observations of children. Piaget’s research saw him study and observe his very own three children as they underwent through each stage of their cognitive development (Coyne et al., 2010, p.38).Piaget’s theory of cognitive development is seen to primarily focus on a number of mental processes such as remembering, reasoning, believing and perceiving. Piaget studied reasoning so as to discover exactly how we come to know, while reasoning is the essence of intelligence. According to Piaget cognitive development is essentially cumulative meaning that the understanding of a new experience essentially grows out of a previous learning experience.Through is research, Piaget was able to show that children tend to think in a considerably different manner as compared to adults. However, this does not mean that children have lesser intelligence or tend to think at a slower pace, they just happen to think in a different manner as compared to adults. Piaget’s works also showed that at birth, children are born with what is a very basic genetically inherited mental structure that gradually evolves during the child’s development and it in effect forms the basic foundation for of the child’s subsequent knowledge and learning. Piaget saw cognitive development to be the progressive reorganization of a child’s mental processes resulting from the experiences that the child goes through and maturation.These four stages unfold over time, and all children eventually pass through so as to be able to finally achieve an adult level of intellectual functioning. The later stages of this development are seen to evolve from and are built from the earlier stages. These stages of development are unchangeable and fixed and it is not possible for a child to skip any of the stages. While all children proceed through these stages in the very same order, it can at times be seen children at times tend to proceed through these stages at different rates (Pressley & McCormick, 2006 p.61).