Piaget and Vygotsky Term Paper

Piaget and Vygotsky
A look at the theories of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky.
# 115891 | 1,528 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 17, 2009 in Psychology (Piaget) , Psychology (Theory)

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The paper outlines Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development and Lev Vygotsky's theories of memory. The paper looks at how their theories can be applied to issues of multiculturalism and diversity today. According to the paper, it is important for future research to address the effects and roles of culture on the time periods of both Vygotsky and Piaget.

Piaget and Vygotsky

From the Paper:

"Piaget is almost always thus classified as a cognitive theorist primarily. Theory has been around for a long time, but seminal figures like Piaget attempt a comprehensive view of it as an abstract as well as applicable concept in league with reality, specifically the reality of education and psychology, which are often mixed subjects in any case, which reflect on each other in terms of finding out how the child's mind works when they are a student, and how to accumulate academic type knowledge in this manner through a stage based paradigm of development of thought. Thought is also called cognition, hence the term cognitive development."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crain, W.(2000). Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Ratner, Hillary Horn (1984). Memory Demands and the Development of Young Children's Memory. Child Development, 55.
  • The theory of Vygotsky (2009).
  • Jean Piaget (2009)

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