ADAPT Program -- Accent on Developing Abstract Processes of Thought


Date of this Version

March 1978


Although there are many ways in which the ADAPT program is importantly different from other educational programs in the United States at this mid-seventies time, surely it stands as impressive in higher education by being the only college program spanning six disciplines which seeks primarily to employ the genetic epistemology of Jean Piaget in diagnostic and teaching strategies. It stands as a testing ground for a revolutionary hypothesis about college-level education: the degree of effectiveness of a teaching strategy depends directly upon the logical ability of the individual learner and his place on the developmental continuum relative to the logical demands presupposed by the assignment.