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Similarities and Differences Between Piaget's and Vygotsky's

What are the similarities and differences between Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of cognitive development? Which one do you believe is more accurate? Explain why.

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The main difference between Piaget and Vygotsky's theory is that Vygosky's theory puts a very strong emphasis on the teachers in a child?s life. Vygosky believed that in order for children to move to from level 1 to level 2 in the zone of proximal development, children require assistance from "more knowledgeable others" (parents, teachers, etc). Piaget, on the other hand, sees children as "lone scientists" who's ...

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This solution provides explanations of Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of cognitive development, and provides a comparison of the two. [304 words]