Lev Vygotsky's Theory Of Thought And Language

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Identify the main themes in your reading. Vygotsky 's work, within thought and language, shows the highly inventive theory of intellectual development. The book is, in my opinion a little swift in coming to conclusions. But even then, Vygotsky brings to his task his continuous observation of children learning to talk and learning to solve problems. Vygotsky’s principal theme is the relation of thought and language, it is more deeply a presentation of a highly original and thoughtful theory of intellectual development (Vygotsky, 1986). The book is, in many ways, is more programmatic than systematic. Address how the themes align with theoretical frameworks. Lev Vygotsky 's Thought and Language has become recognized as an preliminary work of…show more content…
How does this reading influence your role as a teacher/researcher? By reading the Vygotsky Thought and Language it has influenced my thought process in how student possibly learn and develop language. I plan on including some of his theory within my further research in dealing with special education and ESOL students. I look forward to applying some of Vygotsky theories of cognitive theory into my research to help in informing effective teaching strategies for dually served students within the classroom. What influence did his background experiences have on his world view? During his lifetime Vygotsky 's theories have been controversial within the Soviet Union. In the 1930s Vygotsky 's ideas were introduced in the West where they remained virtually unknown until the 1970s when they became a central component of the development of new paradigms in developmental and educational psychology (Vygotsky, 1986). While primarily Vygotsky 's theories were ignored, they are today widely known, although researchers do not always…show more content…
Vygotsky analyzes the relationship between words and consciousness, arguing that speech is social in its origins and that only as children develop does it becomes internalized verbal thought (Vygotsky, 1986). Based on my understanding of Vygotsky views on words and consciousness, I do believe that it develops over time. The more a student is exposed to with words and images, the more developed or more in-depth the verbal and nonverbal skills will become over
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