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Piaget Versus Vygotsky

This solution explains common links between Piaget and Vygotsky. It also offers classroom scenarios where each may be used to teach.

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As you investigate the pros and cons for each theorist, please allow some of these brainstorming ideas to guide you:

Piaget Pros

-His belief that children possess an innate ability to make sense of their
environment. He believes that they are "natural" learners in terms of their inquisitive nature.

-The individual learns from first hand experience.

-Allows teachers to understanding students' thinking

-Allows teachers to match teaching to students' cognitive stages

Piaget Cons

-Since he believes in nature verses nurture, this premise does not always empower educators for their roles in facilitating the nurturing environment.

-His belief that learning is affected by genetics is not always true.

-His stage theory has some ...

Solution Summary

This posting compares and contrasts two theorists, Piaget and Vygotsky. It also includes classroom practicality.

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