Compare And Contrast Vygotsky And Piaget

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COGNITIVE THEORISTS
WILLIAM WRIGHT
GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY

In this paper I will discuss the two Cognitive Theorists between Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. In this paper I will give describe the thoughts of each theorist and compare and contrast their research. I will explain which theorist I feel explained cognitive development in children. I will also share some of my personal experiences dealing with cognitive theories. I will begin with the definitions of Cognitive Theorists. Cognitive Theory is the study of mental processes or Cognitive science. It focuses on an individual thoughts and emotions which contribute to behaviors and personality.
I want to begin by giving the biography of Jean Piaget; Jean Piaget was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in 1896. He was a budding scientist and had his first publishing at the age of eleven. Piaget’s Theory about children learning, he believe children construct their s own knowledge by giving meaning to people, places and things in their world. He also believed that children that should do things on their own. One of the
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Both Piaget and Lev believe that much learning takes place when children play. Vygotsky believed that children learned by talking as well as doing things. Both Piaget and Vygotsky place emphasis on closely observing children by listing and watching them. Vygotsky theory is curriculum and interaction based, whereas Piaget believes that children cognitive learning is internal at different stages. I feel that both Vygotsky and Piaget expressed their views point about Cognitive development and learning for children, based on their individual convictions, because no two people see things the exact same way. As for my personal opinion, I believe that, in order to provide children with the best learning opportunity, both Vygotsky and Piaget theories for learning will provide good
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