Piaget, Skinner and Vygotsky's Theories on Images of Children in Teaching and Learning

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Children are created to make images show the history, beliefs and the values of learning and teaching. This essay is about deconstructing the following statement in light of theories Piaget, Skinner and Vygotsky with teaching, learning and developing.

“ …our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent and most of all, connected to adults and other children”. Malaguzzi (as cited in Dahlberg, Moss and Pence, 2007, p.48).

The statement demonstrates children through the theories Piaget, Skinner and Vygotsky and how they are connected to the statement Malaguzzi (cited in Dahlberg, Moss and Pence), in images of children, being rich in potential, strong and powerful in children’s learning and
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Piaget, Skinner and Vygotsky all complement and contradict the statement in many ways. Piaget does not see adults connecting with children rather children connecting with children in the learning and teaching and only needing a teacher for guides but displays through the theory of children being strong, powerful and competent in learning (McLeod, 2012 -Jean Piaget). Vygotsky and Skinner agree that adults connecting with children brings more knowledge, understanding; bond with the adults and behaviour talking and be up to date with the adults (McLeod, 2013). Skinner and Vygotsky comprehend rich in potential and strong, powerful and competent through reinforcement in being positive, having strengths to force on and being social and involved in life. Piaget, Skinner and Vygotsky all have different ways children development and the way adults image children.

Strong and powerful children in learning:

The part of the statement ‘Strong and powerful children in learning is children being confident, self-assured, knowledgeable, understanding of learning and influential. Piaget’s theory to this statement is that children are actively constructing their understanding of the world as their bodies grow and their minds grow as well (khanacademymedicine, 2013), though learning. This shows that children are learning and developing they’re understanding of what is being taught

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