Piaget, Vygotsky and Gardner Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Piaget, Vygotsky and Gardner
An examination and comparison of the educational theories of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Howard Gardner.
# 117883 | 1,553 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2009 in Education (Development Studies) , Education (Theory) , Psychology (Piaget) , Psychology (Theory)

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The paper explores the constructivist theories of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Howard Gardner and shows how, despite differences, they are similar. The paper demonstrates how all three theories provide a solid foundation for teachers who would like their classrooms to be called constructivist classrooms. The paper includes a color diagram that illustrates the similarities and differences between these theories.

From the Paper:

"Theories of child development and human learning have been developed for a long time. Some of the extant theories were developed with a specific setting in mind (educational institutions), while others discuss human learning in general. The present-day teacher learns about a number of these theories prior to entering his or her own classroom. While some may believe that the wealth of information new teachers receive may cause confusion, especially when one considers that some of the theories are in conflict with each other, pre-service teachers should consider all the theories and then make an informed decision about what they believe, which theory (or theories) best suits their teaching style, and which theories guide instruction at their school. A theory cannot, by definition, explain all of human learning nor should it be approached as a prescription for instruction; theories should, however, be approached as wells of information prepared for teachers to choose the combination of theories (and the associated approaches to teaching) that best suits the students being taught."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brualdi, A.C. (1996, September). Multiple Intelligences: Gardner's Theory. ERIC Digest. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from
  • Fokma, N.E. (2007, March). Ten Intelligences. Satir workshops. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from
  • Lindblom, J., & Ziemke, T. (n.d.). Social Situatedness: Vygotsky and Beyond. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from
  • Phillips, D.C., & Soltis, J.F. (2004). Perspectives on Learning (4th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Ratner, C. (n.d.). Child Psychology: Vygotsky's Conception of Psychological Development. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from

Cite this Comparison Essay:

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