Piaget And Lev Vygotsky And Cognitive Development

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To understand educational beliefs in today 's day it is also important for us to know about past theorists who contributed towards children 's education and lives. Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky have also contributed in their own innovated ways towards children 's lives. Piaget was a theorist who focussed on cognitive development and proposed a theory about how children 's cognition develops in stages. Vygotsky was also a theorist who researched the cultural context in children 's lives and also developed a sociocultural theory which focusses on how culture, values, beliefs, customs, and skills of a social group is transmitted to the next generation. Further in this essay, the exploration of their lives, ideas and interests about development and learning explains their ingenious ideas and achievements.
Piaget was born in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and studied at the University of Neuchâtel where he studied natural sciences and obtained a Ph.D. He later moved to France after an interest in psychoanalysis. Piaget was employed at the Binet Institute in the 1920s where he developed French versions of the English intelligence tests for children. Piaget was intrigued by the answers the children would provide as they would give incorrect answers for the questions that required
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Another weakness is, Piaget only observed his own children and his colleagues which gave him inaccurate results as the children were from European families of high socio-economic status and also was a few children to observe. The weakness in Vygotsky 's theory is that he neglected the biological side of growth of a child and instead concentrated on the social and cultural side. Another weakness was due to his early death at the age of 38 as his work was left

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