Lev Vygotsky Theory

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This essay will discuss how an event in my life influenced the way I grew up, and how it shaped and developed my beliefs, values and attitudes and how they affected the way I played. It will relate to Lev Vygotsky and how his theory relates to my event and the way I grew up. It will also link and discuss how I was brought up relates to Te Whariki and how Vygotsky’s theory suggests adults should support children’s learning and development.
Growing up there were several events that happened that influenced who I am today. What I consider to be the greatest influential event during my childhood was learning to read and how it transpired. I was an only child until I was nearly six, which as a result meant I did not have role models other than my family and family friends. One of our family friends had a son named Connor and by the time I turned three or four, he had been at school for a year or two already. After school we would regularly visit their house, and as a result of this I would be there while Connor would do his reading homework. He used to point out the words to me while saying them and ask me if I knew what several of the words were. Whilst
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At an early age I was taught to respect and listen to people older than me, especially when they were trying to teach me something. My value of learning, education and my own academic achievement stemmed from developing an interest in reading and learning to read at an early age. I favoured doing my homework, schoolwork and reading, moreover than playing sport, although I did spend a fair amount of time running around outside, both at home and at school. Role modelling off Connor meant that I would eventually attempt to teach my brother how to read when he was born, in the same way Connor did with me. The way my beliefs, values and attitudes influenced how I grew up coincide with points from Vygotsky’s

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