Sociocultural Theory And Avram Noam Vomsky And The Nativist Theory

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Introduction The two theorists I have focused on Lev SemionovichVygotsky the Sociocultural Theory and Avram Noam Chomsky the Nativist Theory. The two different language acquisition theories from them both and looking at the thought structure and what they believed to be true and correct. We then compare the both in part two.
Nativist Theory - Chomsky The nativist theory is a biologically based theory, which argues that humans are pre-programmed with the innate ability to develop language. And that we are all born with language skills. Chomsky 's theory of Generative Grammar is a way of describing the way people learn to communicate. This is a naturalistic approach, but one that has found ever increasing acceptance amongst experts with
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Comparing the two Theories Sociocultural theory suggests that language is developed through scaffolded practice that exists within children’s zones of proximal development. This theory of intellectual development to explain both classrooms and everyday events. This does not mean, however, that the child requires formal education of any sort to learn language. Nativist linguistic theories hold that children learn through their natural ability to organise the basic rules of language, but cannot fully utilize this skill without the presence of other humans. Yet it over stresses the role of “knowledge of competence and functions” in acquiring a language, and hence fails to notice universal principles that guide language acquisition. You can use Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory to explain how language, culture, and instructional support can influence learner development. The theory specially emphasizes the integration of social, cultural and biological elements in learning processes and stresses the socio-cultural circumstances’ central role in human’s cognitive …show more content…
The tendency is to abstract parts of the theory from the whole, which results in distorted understandings and applications. Some examples of discovery learning activities may include art, puzzles, games, natural science tasks and inquiery learning. These sociocultural theories promote the collaboration of children in classroom activities as a positive and beneficial factor in learning. Another major point of sociocultural theory is the notion of the social origin of mental functioning. In the application of sociocultural learning theory, learning precedes development, highlighting the importance of the social interaction experiences to which they are

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