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Piaget & Vygotsky's Theories

Refer to the early childhood profile of the child you have selected to study for your course project. (In Attachment)

Apply the cognitive development theories of Piaget and Vygotsky (in addition to the theories you chose for your Unit 4 assignment) ((In Attachment)) to help you analyze your child's profile, focusing on at least two areas of development, such as play, mental growth, and early childhood education.

It is fine if you have chosen other theorists aside from Piaget and Vygotsky for your Unit 6 assignment.

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Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development is also called the Social Development Theory, and emphasizes that social interaction plays a key role in cognitive development. His theory states that "learning is a necessary and universal aspect of the process of developing culturally organized, specifically human psychological function" (1), which means that social learning comes before development. Vygotsky developed the Zone of Proximal Development or the Scaffolding Method, which is characterized by teachers give the students the necessary resources, encouragement, tools, and other needed support during the lesson. As the lesson progresses, these resources are gradually removed as the student master's the skills being taught in the lesson (1).

Piaget's theory discusses five characteristic indicators of adolescent cognitive ...

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This solution discusses how Vygotsky and Piaget's theory of cognitive development can help a 5 year old male, possibly suffering from ADHD, in the classroom setting. It also discusses the theories of these two theorists.