Vygotsky 's Theory Of Internalisation

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Vygotsky also introduced his theory of internalisation, one of the main concepts that differentiated from that of Jean Piaget (Duchesne, S., & McMaugh, A. 2016. P.103). The theory of internalisation put forward by Vygotsky is an idea that suggests an individual is able to observe and internalise the ideas and processes of their surroundings as they partake in social interaction defined as, “new ways of thinking” (Duchesne, S., & McMaugh, A.,2016p.103). During social interaction the individuals thinking is successively transformed by interaction with others, similarly to the concept developed by Piaget, Vygotsky also characterised children as “active agents in their development”. (Duchesne, S., & McMaugh, A.,2016p.103). As explained by…show more content…
The ZPD was an indication of the students’ ability to understand and learn tasks, according to Vygotsky learning happened within the zone of proximal development (Davey,2014) Vygotsky’s theories mainly focused on the development of cognition by the use of social interaction in children (Davey,2014) Vygotsky 's’ theories suggest that ‘pretend play or make believe play’ within the zone of proximal development, as a lot of make believe play involved the imitation of adults and the grown-up world they see , for example a child putting on heels that belong to their mother and carrying a handbag is imitating the roll or skill of an adult is the child has seen in their life dress as hence, the child is acting out the behavior the child will use when they’re much older. Partaking in different roles to which a child must learn how to self-regulate emotions and behavior in order to participate in the make-believe play allows the child to use his or her skills to be able to
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