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1 The Plowden Report in 1967 made a
number of recommendations for British
education based on the work of Piaget.
Since then, the work of Piaget, Vygotsky
and Bruner have changed the way that
children are taught…

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children's educational opportunities
therefore Piaget's theory has limited value.
7 Vygotsky believed in a social constructivist
approach, where learning is scaffolded by
more knowledgeable others. This gives a
more central role for teachers and for peer
support.
8 The…

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Impact Of One Cognitive Development Explanation On Education ­ Andrew F

this view, for example concordance data for
the development of intelligence suggests a
degree of heritability for this trait.
16 The biological approach would therefore
argue that the development opportunities for
each child are determined before birth. This
is…

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