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Piaget Vs Vygotsky

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Compare and Contrast Piaget and Vygotsky Possibly two of the most influential developmental psychologists of the twentieth century were none other than Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. Pioneers in the field of childhood psychology, they laid the groundwork for much of what we believe to be true about the way children grow and develop today. However, it may come as a surprise that while both men comprised successful and popular developmental theories, the two did not always agree with one another. That said, the field of child development and psychology would be forever changed by the theories of these two men. To begin with, while on the surface they were both constructivists, it was Piaget’s belief that children constructed information through

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  • Compares jean piaget and lev vygotsky, the two most influential developmental psychologists of the twentieth century, who laid the groundwork for much of what we believe to be true about the way children grow and develop today.
  • Analyzes piaget's belief that children constructed information through interactions with their natural environment and the world around them, while vygotsky was more of a social constructivist.
  • Compares piaget and vygotsky's views on the developmental requirements that must be made before learning complex information.
  • Explains that vygotsky believed that language was the key to cognitive development, while piaget felt that it was merely a way to give an audible representation of things found in the world.
  • Opines that society owes piaget and vygotsky a great deal of gratitude for their insight, hard work, and dedication to the field.
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