Vygotsky Learning Theory

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Vygotsky theorized that children develop their own ways to think through problems as they grow and develop. They gain mental abilities and use them in everyday activities like communicating. This is part of the awareness phase of the learning cycle. Children become aware of themselves, others and different things in their environment. As the child begins to explore their environment they are challenged as described by Vygotsky in the zone of proximal development and they begin to learn more challenging and complex things. They do this by asking questions and comparing what they know with the new things they have learned. This is covered in the exploration and the inquiry phase of the learning cycle. Then, finally the children are able to …show more content…
This corresponds with the awareness and exploration phase of the learning cycle. Because the children explore their environment during this phase as they use their sense to learn. During the preoperational period, children develop different concepts that they begin to compare and contrast with themselves and their own culture and experiences to help them better understand the world around them. This corresponds with the inquiry phase of the learning cycle. Once children begin to enter the concrete operational and formal operational periods as described by Piaget, they began to apply what they know and continue to learn to help them to understand the new information and situations that they encounter on a daily …show more content…
The more that they are encouraged to think about what they see and how they interpret and interact with the world. The more responsible they will feel about their environments and the people that they come into contact with on a daily basis. Students needs to be made aware of the different things that occur as the go through the day, so that they can take note of how the day become night, and how the seasons change, and how they can do their parts to make a difference in their world. It is through daily activities and experiences that they

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