The Theories Of Lev Vygotsky And Jean Piaget

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The theories of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget have been important in the field of education and psychology. They explain and help teachers and psychologists to understand how is the cognitive development of children at early age. First came the theory of Vygotsky which tell us the interaction with people at early age is important for development of cognition. Later came the theory of Piaget which tells the four stages of cognitive development. Whereas theories of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget are different, theory of Lev Vygotsky is a person need to have social interaction for a good cognitive development, while as theory of Jean Piaget is cognitive development come through different stages. They also similar as they both agree that cognitive development decreases with age and children organize the new information with information they already have.
Lev Vygotsky was a Russian psychologist that studied how children learn and think. He died of 37 years old for tuberculosis. “He saw that seven-year-olds generalize think in word and use words to solve problems” (Myers & DeWall, 2016). They have the language of their culture and then their internal speech. For example, mom tells her son “do not do that is dangerous”, the child will learn not to touch that object, the child can say it out loud or in their mind and this helps them with the control their behavior and emotions (Myers & DeWall, 2016).
Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist that spend his life studied children cognitive
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