Piaget And Vygotsky 's Theories Essay

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This paper explores scholarly empirical articles that have been written about two distinct yet, unique theories developed by Piaget and Vygotsky. These two theories are similar in various ways but also have unlike qualities, as well. Loudin (2012) suggests that even though Piaget and Vygotsky’s understanding and teaching of their theories are similar but stresses to point out that there is a distinct quality that one cannot see and wishes to share with readers. Other articles will discuss their level of understanding of either Piaget’s or Vygotsky’s theories. This paper examines Loudin’s (2012) research in relation to three other research articles to suggest that both theories should be studied in order to fully understand how Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s influences psychology. Keywords: similarities, differences, theories, psychology
Similarities between Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s Theories
Piaget and Vygotsky’s theories were both concerned with qualitative tools that can be demonstrated in the development of children’s learning. Both theories consist of stages. Depending on the theorist, the child develops learning at stages within a socially external or internal environment. Piaget and Vygotsky believed that advance in thought happens when an individual experiences a trouble or obstruction. Piaget and Vygotsky believed that reflexes assume an imperative part being developed. They both believed in the capacity of an individual to adjust to the world. Piaget nor Vygotsky

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