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Piaget vs Vygotsky: Recommendations for Childhood Learning

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1. As a parent of a young child, you are concerned about giving your child a head start. Which theory - Piaget's or Vygotsky's - do you like the best? Why? Based on your choice of theory, what type of activities/tools would you choose to make available to your child? Why?

2. How would you describe the process of thinking? What do you consider to be the major component in thinking? Why?

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1) As a parent of a young child, you are concerned about giving your child a head start. Which theory - Piaget's or Vygotsky's - do you like the best? Why? Based on your choice of theory, what type of activities/tools would you choose to make available to your child? Why?

You want to start out by taking a close look at each theory.

Vygotsky's Socio-cultural Theory suggests that our social experiences shape the way we think and interpret the world. From an education stand point, it suggests that a child's ability to learn is shaped by the way that child internalizing concepts through ...

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As a parent of a young child, you are concerned about giving your child a head start. Which theory - Piaget's or Vygotsky's - do you like the best? Why? Based on your choice of theory, what type of activities/tools would you choose to make available to your child? Why?

2. How would you describe the process of thinking? What do you consider to be the major component in thinking? Why?

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