The Jean Piaget Society Dissertation Prize
The Jean Piaget Society Dissertation Prize, begun in 2015 by a generous grant from a longtime member of the Society and her family, is awarded to a new scholar who will deliver at an annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society an address based upon her or his dissertation on an historical, epistemological or empirical subject. The prize is given to the submission that best continues the spirit of Piaget - a study grounded in a firm knowledge of, but not limited to, the work of Piaget and Inhelder.
The 2017 Jean Piaget Society Dissertation Prize is given to
Dr. Jeremy T. Burman
for his dissertation, completed at York University, Toronto Canada:
Constructive History: From the Standard Theory of Stages to Piaget's New Theory.
[Paper Session 10]
We also congratulate the other two finalists of the competition:
Dr. Christopher Osterhaus
for his dissertation, completed at The Pedagogical University (Pädagogischen Hochschule) of Freiburg, Germany:
Scientific Thinking in Elementary School: A Model of Emerging Scientific-Thinking Skills and their Cognitive Influences.
[Paper Session 16]
Dr. Gal Podjarny
for her dissertation, completed at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada:
A Tale of Two Flexibilities: Preschoolers' Developing Consecutive and Concurrent Cognitive Flexibility Skills.
[Paper Session 15]
For information on JPS Awards, go to