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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]