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Because an equilibrium has been reached, it is possible to offer a description of the intellect. , those involving class inclusion, like the brown and wooden beads, as described on p. 43). Ideally it must also account for improvements in social competence, and the child's understanding of different viewpoints (for instance that "foreignness" is relative, and that, when he goes abroad, he is a foreigner). The difficulty comes with the word "ideal". What is an ideal 54 A Students' Guide to Piaget description?

A Students9 Guide to Piaget 60 because the problem may be represented as Wooden beads Brown wooden beads or White wooden beads x The solution may be described as an appreciation of the fact of class inclusion, or that X = Y + Y'.

This example is an important one because it illustrates certain features of a group of transformations, and the notion of a group is crucial to Piaget's account of operational thinking: although we must treat this notion in greater detail when we discuss the phases of concrete and formal operations, it is convenient briefly to anticipate our discussion at this point. Let us picture the frame (with the beads) as mounted like a wheel. However many times it is rotated, the frame will eventually come to rest in a position that we may describe as "a position of the wheel".

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