Noriko Saito, Ph.D., Professor Emeriti

Noriko Saito, Ph.D.
Charter College of Education
Phone: (323)343-4350 Email: nsaito@calstatela.edu

 


 

INTRODUCTION

I believe in teaching Constructivism and Piagetian Pedagogy. According to Jean Piaget, education is an exchange relation between a leaner and the educators' value and knowing is always mediated by affectivity intrinsic to it. Affectivity (intrinsic motivation) can cause accelerations and retardations of students' cognitive development. Also knowing is spontaneous activity that benefits from Piagetian pedagogical assistance by teachers. The difference between "creating learning" and "creating a context for learning" is an important difference, invoked by Piaget and comparable to Vygotsky's position. Furthermore, Piaget said that "Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is known already?" (Smith 2009)

 


 

TEACHING INTERESTS

I am interested in teaching constructivism and Piagetian Pedagogy. The principle of Piaget's epistemology and his "a critical method" are my passion in teaching. I believe that good understanding and good thinking should be an educational goal, and it can only be attained through improvement in the leaner's reasoning and his/her continual construction and re-construction of knowledge. Piaget's pedagogy is sensitive to key aspects of this creative process.

 


 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interest is cognitive development of children between 0-8 years old. How does Piagetian Pedagogy enhance a child's cognition? Since I became an emeritus professor, I am continuing my research, writing, and consulting. I am a co-editor of International Journal of Early Childhood Education (Japan) and I am an editorial board member of the International Journal of Early Childhood Education, International (Korea).

Representative Professional Activities

Date

Publications/Presentations

2017

Keynote Speaker. ”Piaget & Epistemology-Conservation Development.” Osaka, Japan

2017

Keynote Speaker. “Know How Children Lean.” Osaka, Japan

2016

Keynote Speaker. ”Clinical Psychology.” Osaka, Japan

2016

Keynote Speaker. “Concept Development through Play Activities.” Osaka, Japan

2015

Lecturer. "The Role of Play in Learning." Los Angeles Pierce College. November 13, 2015

2015

Keynote Speaker. "Development of Classification Concept Among Preschoolers." Osaka, Japan

2015

Saito N. 2015. "Piagetian theory and development of classification." JPS19th Periodical, July Issue

2015

Keynote Speaker. "Piaget and Children Who Live in Technological Society." Osaka, Japan

2015

Saito N. 2015 "Education of preschool children who use I-pad and I-phone." JPS19th Periodical, March Issue

2014

Keynote Speaker "Piagetian Theory and Special Education" Osaka, Japan

2014

Saito N. 2014. "Piaget theory in the first two years of development" JPS 18th Periodical, March Issue

2014

Keynote Speaker "First Two Years of Development" Osaka, Japan

2013

Saito N. 2013. "Cognition, emotion and moral development of children" JPS 17th Periodical, July Issue

2013

Keynote Speaker "Exploration and Investigation: Little Child Learning" Osaka, Japan

2013

Saito N. 2013. "How does a child become scientist?" JPS 17th Periodical, March Issue

2013

Keynote Speaker "Moral Development and Empowerment" Osaka, Japan

2012

Keynote Speaker "Beyond Multicultural Education: Creating a "whole child" who will keep world peace." Hangzhou, China

2012

Keynote Speaker "Piagetian Pedagogy Teaching" Osaka, Japan

2012

Keynote Speaker "Concept of the Whole Child and Parenting: Emotional development and intellectual development go hand in hand" Hangzhou, China

2012

Keynote Speaker "What is knowledge: Time and Space" Osaka, Japan

2012

Lecturer "Little Scientist" Utsunomiya University, Japan

2012

Saito.N. 2012. "Piagetian theory and Practice" JPS 16th Periodical

2011

Saito.N. 2011. "Developmental Psychology: Not to Put Children in the Pressure Cooker" International Journal of Early Childhood Education Volume 15

2011

Saito.N. 2011. "Piagetian theory and curriculum" JPS 15th Periodical

2010

Lecturer: "What is learning?" Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China

2010

Lecturer: "Understanding Diversity in Education: American Dream" Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China

2010

Keynote speaker: "Concept of the Whole Child and Parenting: Emotional development and intellectual development go hand in hand" Hangzhou, China

2010

Saito.N. 2010. "21st Century and Piagetian Theory" JPS 14th Periodical

2010

Keynote Speaker: "Do not put a child in a pressure cooker: Emotional development and intellectual development go hand and hand". The 31st Annual Conference Of International Childhood Education Association. Harbin, China

2010

Speaker in symposium: "American federal and state government involvement for early childhood education". The 31st Annual Conference Of International Childhood Education Association. Harbin, China

2010

Speaker in symposium: "The American Dream". The 31st Annual Conference Of International Childhood Education Association. Harbin, China

2010

Keynote Speaker: "Parent Education and Social Emotional Development". Osaka, Japan

2010

Keynote Speaker: "Piaget & Curriculum: Healthy Early Childhood Education". Kyoto, Japan

2010

Keynote Speaker: "Piaget and 21st Century". The 15th Jean Piaget Society. Osaka, Japan

2009

Speaker in symposium: "Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice" The 30th Annual conference of International Childhood Education Association. Saitama, Japan

2009

Keynote Speaker: "Piagetian Theory and Autism". The 14th Jean Piaget Society. Osaka. Japan

2009

Keynote Speaker: "Piaget and Spatial Relationship". The 13th Jean Piaget Society. Kyoto, Japan

2009

Saito.N. 2009. "Autism and Imitation in Piagetian Theory" JPS 13th Periodical

2008

Saito.N. 2008. "What Is The Meaning of A Child's Ability?" International Journal of Early Childhood Education Volume 13..

2007

Saito,N. 2007. "Classroom Management and Morality for Early Childhood Education." International Journal of Early Childhood Education Volume 12.

2006

Saito, N. 2006. "Classroom Management and Morality for Early Childhood Education." International Journal of Early Childhood Education Volume 11.

2005

Saito, N. 2005. "History of Early Childhood Education In Europe and United States." International Journal of Early Childhood Education Volume 10.

2008

Keynote Speaker: "Classification and Early Childhood Education." The 12th Jean Piaget Society. Kobe, Japan.

2007

Keynote Speaker: "Why does Piagetian theory still live?" The 11th Jean Piaget Society. Osaka, Japan

2007

Speaker. "What Is the meaning of a child's ability?" The 28th Conference of International Early childhood Education, Kanagawa, Japan.

2006

Keynote Speaker. "Creativity and cognitive development in Early Childhood Education". The 8th Jean Piaget Society, Osaka, Japan.


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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
TOMMY TROJAN
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis/Early Childhood Education Minor/ Educational Psychology 1982

Yellow Bullet University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

M.S. Teacher Education 1979

Yellow Bullet University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Psychology 1977

Yellow Bullet University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA