Lev Vygotsky Research Paper by Nicky

Lev Vygotsky
An analysis of Lev Vygotsky's sociocultural perspective.
# 128885 | 1,455 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 16, 2010 in Sociology (Theory) , Education (Elementary School) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper discusses how Lev Vygotsky's theory of sociocultural development holds that social factors are the main determining factor in human cognitive development and how this perspective also influences his ideas of language and speech development, as well as learning. The paper also looks at how Vygotsky's theories have influenced many areas of psychological theory, with many recognizing him as a leading figure in his field. Many curricula and programs today still follow his leadership, specifically in terms of elementary education.

From the Paper:

"The vague syncretic stage manifests itself in little verbal expression and little understanding of concepts. Speech and thought are pre-intellectual and pre-verbal. Utterances are little more than monosyllabic sounds that revolve around demands for attention, food, and other baby needs. During the complex stage, the child begins to realize that there are concepts to be understood. While attempts are made in this direction, the child is generally unsuccessful. Language and thought begin to develop, but the connections between these are still very vague or non-existent. The potential concept stage represents simple beginnings towards developing connections between thought and language. Strategies are developed in order to understand concepts, but these are focused on one feature at a time. Finally, the mature concept stage features a successful formation of concepts. Speech becomes both self-directed and internalized. Thought and language are connected."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Renshaw, Peter D. (1992, Nov). The Sociocultural theory of teaching and learning: Implications for the curriculum in the Australian context. http://webpages.charter.net/schmolze1/vygotsky/renshaw.html
  • Tappan, Mark B. (1998). Sociocultural Psychology and Caring Pedagogy: Exploring Vygotsky's "Hidden Curriculum". Educational Psychologist. Vol 33, Iss 1. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=76994962
  • The Winding Path. (2007). Introduction to Human Development: Socio-cultural Perspective. http://thewindingpath.net/2007/11/01/introduction-to-human-development-socio-cultural-perspective/

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