Sociocultural Theory in Early Childhood Development Essay

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Sociocultural is defined as relating to, or involving a combination of social (relating to human society) and cultural (taste in art and manners that are favored by a social group) factors.” (Socialcultural , 2010) You might ask why we are defining these words. It gives a better understanding of Vygotsky beliefs “that children seek out adults for interaction, beginning at birth, and that development occurs through these interactions.” (Morrison, 2009 sec 14.6) I agree that his theory is the best process for learning. Many people feel that social interaction and learning begin at birth, but there have been research conducted that fetus can learn through parental interaction. According to Fetal memory “Prenatal memory may be important …show more content…
Lev Vygotsky concept is showing or helping children with a task. They are taught everything through social interaction no matter what it is. They are taught by example, by getting help with the task and are expected to be able to complete it by themselves. With this concept of learning every child is able to learn and evolve into completing activities independently and progressively from what they have learned. It is important that the environment for the child be set with ideas and task that will allow them too mentally, educationally and physically develop with or without adult and peer assistant.
Children are taught to mimic things like sounds and action; by mimicking this will help teachers understand how a child learns and what they know. It is important to know what each child understand and what they can progress on from previous teachings; by having them explain what they are doing. “Intersubjectivity is another concept of Lev Vegotsky “individuals come to a task, problem, or conversation with their, own subjective ways of making sense of it”. (Morrison, 2009 sec 14) This is for the child to verbally discuss their issue, to show that they understand what they are doing, and that they can talk themselves through a problem. In Early Childhood Development Today stated that “Lev Vygotsky theory did not focus on children with behavioral issues, learning disabilities and children whose language is other than
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