Jean Piaget and LS Vygotsky Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Jean Piaget and LS Vygotsky
A comparison of their cognitive development theories and the implications for teaching children.
# 21356 | 1,350 words | 21 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2003 in Education (Theory) , Psychology (Piaget)

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"Cognitive Development: Contrasting the Theories of Piaget and Vygotsky
This research contrasts the cognitive development theories of Jean Piaget and L. S Vygotsky. The implications of these theories for the teaching of young children are also addressed.

Comparing the Theories
The origins of social learning theory lie in attempts to combine psychoanalytic and stimulus.response theory into a comprehensive explanation of human behavior (Grusec, 1992, pp. 776.786). Various theories of human development often tend to view people as either active or passive in interactions with their environments (Cohen, 1987, p. 22). A passive concept of human..."

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