vygotsky's theory

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Vygotsky's Theory


**Mental processes

  •    - main theme is social interaction plays an imp role in CD
  •   - elementary mental functions change into higher mental functions by culture influence
  •   - Thru culture: kids acquire; process & content of thinking

**Process of cultural influence

  • :- Social + individual level

    CD starts at social level & then individual level

  • :- role of others

   Learns thru experts about problem solving abilities (MKO)

  • :- semiotics (cultural signs/symbols)
    •    Pre-intellectual speech (shared dialogues)
    •    Ego-centric speech (speak out loud when solving problems) 2-3yrs
    •    Inner speech (solving problem within their head)
  • :- ZPD



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