Vygotsky and Piaget Comparison Essay by supercalifragilistic

Vygotsky and Piaget
A comparison of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget's views on learning and the factors that influence learning.
# 97199 | 927 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 26, 2007 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Piaget) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper discusses some of the different views of psychologists, Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget. It focuses on their views on learning and the factors that influence learning. The paper looks into the roles of the learner, the physical environment, culture and the instructor regarding an individual's ability to learn. It discusses Vygotsky's and Piaget's views of learning in relation to Piaget's theory of cognitive thinking as an endpoint compared to Vygotsky's theory, which applies mainly to mental development.

Table of Contents:
Factors that Influence Learning
Role of the Learner
Role of Physical Environment
Role of Culture
Role of the Instructor

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crawford, Kathryn. Vygotskian Approaches To Human Development in the Information Era. Educational Studies in Mathematics. (31) 43-62, 1996.
  • Driscoll, Marcy P. (1994). Psychology of Learning for Instruction. Needham, MA: Allyn, Bacon.
  • Hausfather, Samuel J. "Vygotsky and Schooling: Creating a Social Contest for learning." Action in Teacher Education. (18) 1-10, 1996.
  • Riddle, Elizabeth M., Lev Vygotsky's Social Development Theory, March, 1999. <http://chd.gmu.edu/immersion/knowledgebase/theorists/constructivism/vygotsky.htm>.
  • Saettler, P. The Evolution of American Educational Technology. Egnlewood, Co: Libraries Unlimited. 1990.

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