A Brief Note On Vygotsky And Vygotsky 's Theory

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Learning is a social process that causes intellectual development that is achieved when learners are involved in learning activities that causes them to interact with others (Vygotsky, 1978). Lev Vygotsky alone has motivated and influenced social learning and constructivist theories more than Vygotsky. The entire process of his theory is that much of the learning a student does is based on social context (Vygotsky, 1979). He contemplates that the social environment is critical for learning. It influences the many objects the student is exposed to. For example, according to Vygotsky, culture , language and speech are important (Vygotsky, 1979). I honestly believe that learning is a social aspect that you cannot do alone. When you work with…show more content…
On a daily routine, I setup my classroom to have the children come in and explore the materials that are available. However, I think of ways that I can expand and challenge the children in a more cognitive, physical, or social-emotional level. I agree that when the environment the children are meant for learning and exploring, the children will learn. Armstrong (2015) also mentions that Vygotsky was influenced by that because Vygotsky emphasized that the knowledge between the learner and the environment is crucial. Social-cognitive theories empathize that teaching and learning are social activities that becomes a communicable learning environment. Teachers, peers, learning materials and even the classroom environment are resources and tools the learner needs (Kim, & Baylor 2006). I find this very crucial and important especially in Child Development. The classroom is like the “3rd” teacher that facilitates learning. When the classroom is organized and setup according to the children’s interest and needs, the children will have a better understanding and explore more challenging concepts. For example, I had a 19th month that was stacking wooden blocks and the child was at a point that he couldn’t reach the top. He was very adamant about putting the last block on the top. The child grabbed a chair and slowly practiced his gross motor skills to balance on the chair. He
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