Lev Vygotsky Essay Outline

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Lev Vygotsky was known as the creator of an original branch of psychology in the Soviet union. He is also known for writing many books on psychology. In the first part of my paper I will begin telling you how young Vygotsky got into psychology for the first time.Second, I will talk about his theories and thesis that changed the psychological world forever. Somehow our society has formed a one-sided view of the human personality, and for some reason everyone understood giftedness and talent only as it applied to the intellect. But it is possible not only to be talented in one's thoughts but also to be talented in one’s feelings as well.(Lev Vygotsky) many people pass on his information for Piaget's information in this field.…show more content…
Vygotsky main love was for kids that had disabilities both mental and physical, to help with Vygotsky's idea Vygotsky came up with the concept of Zone of Proximal Development(ZPD). According to Schunk (2012) the concept of (ZPD) is defined as the distance between the actual developmental level as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers
Lev Vygotsky was born on November 5,1896 In Byelorussia, Soviet Union. As a young boy, he began to realize that he wanted to have something to do with psychology. Not too much is known about his childhood not even where he went to school at. Until, he received his first job as a schoolteacher,teaching science to high school students in Moscow. Then in 1924 when Lev was twenty eight he was accepted into a psychological institute.This is where many young psychologists began their psychological career.while there, he wrote many brilliant articles.In 1926, he wrote his first book,The Psychology of Teaching. This is when Vygotsky’s career began to go up. Throughout his years he also came up with many theories and thesis’s. The most well known is the zone of proximal development.Another was his distinction between lower and higher mental functions in infant cognitive development. He was also known for later in his life analyzing Piaget's Developmental theory, Vygotsky was big on language and children through problem solving. Vygotsky main love was for
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