Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

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  • Role of culture and social interaction
  • Cognitive tools including language: social speech and intellectual speech
  • Four stages: vague syncretic, complex stage, potential concept and mature concept
  • Zone of proximal development - the difference between where the child is and where the child can potentially be
  • Scaffolding - a skill to assist learning


  • Scaffolding - Wood - observed mothers and 4-5 yr olds doing a puzzle, offering different levels of support, most helpful was assistance when stuck but no intervention when…


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