Lev Vygotsky 's Theory On Child Development Essay

1436 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
“Therefore the only good kind of instruction is that which marches ahead of development and leads it...” said Lev Vygotsky. Who is Lev Vygotsky? Lev Vygotsky is a theorist on Child Development. Lev Vygotsky has made a difference on the way of thinking.
On November 17th, 1896 a baby boy was born. His name was Lev Vygotsky. He was born in the city of Orsha. Orsha is in the western region of the Russian Empire. Lev Vygotsky died on June 11th, 1934. He attended Moscow State University and graduated with a degree in law, in 1917. Though Vygotsky had a degree in law, his interests involved Child Development and Education. He was a psychologist who was best-known for his sociocultural theory and he still is to this day. Lev Vygotsky also had a lot of beliefs about children and their education and development. Some of his beliefs include that he believed language is an important tool that plays a role in cognitive development and children build knowledge through experiences. He also believed that learning is not limited by stage or maturation. For Vygotsky, the environment in which children grow up will influence how they think and what they think about. Also, because adults transmit their cultures of intellectual adaptation that children internalize. Vygotsky thought adults were an important source of cognitive development. A child’s development is a result of a dialectical process, according to Lev Vygotsky and that a child’s development is a result of his or her culture. He…

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