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    Piaget Versus Vygotsky

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    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.