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The influence that Piaget's theory has had on the understanding of cognitive development is incalculable. One can look at the establishment of the Jean Piaget Society, the publication of literally hundreds of books that deal with Piagetian theory, and the dominance in professional journals of articles related to Piagetian theory as some indication of the immense impact that this theory has had on the study of the child's acquisition of knowledge.
It is, however. only very recently that college and university professors have looked toward Piagetian theory for relevant and practical suggestions about how to maximize college student learning.