Cognitive Development: Alternative Theory Vygotsky

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Alternative Theory: Vygotsky

Vygotsky believed in a different approach than Piaget. I think that this way focuses more on the physical approach to learning rather than the mental stepping stones that Piaget suggested. Vygotsky said that children were already born with considerable thinking abilities so that they were able to survive and complete certain actions. The cognitive development of the child takes place within their culture and this could explain why there is a slight difference in development between cultures. For example some countries do not let children attend school until the age of 6 or 7. The development between those children and those who started at 4 would be much larger. This suggests that it is not influenced by the maturation of the brain and ultimately the child, but the situation with social and cultural influences.

Children learn by thinking and these are developed mainly in the child’s home. This is why it is important to have a comfortable and secure home so the child is able to adapt


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