Vygotsky 's Theory On Children 's Social And Cultural Experiences

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Lev Vygotsky founded the sociocultural theory. His theory started in the 1930’s and still today is discussed to improve childrens education. This theory has an impact on young children’s social and cultural experiences. He believes that children are always learning, that all children are able to learn from adults who are more advanced and educated than themselves. Sociocultural theory believes the culture of beliefs, morals, traditions, and skills all help a child develop. He believed that children skills vary from culture to culture, and learns from their families. Vygotsky felt that learning came before development can occur, that children learn from culture and their history. He also believes that children grow intelleicity and on their own from guidance and assistance. In his search of his theory that the group children can be in the developmental level and some children are able to learn but with extra help while others don 't need any guidance. As a quote i found in one of the books i researched of him he said “Learning and development are interrelated from the child’s very first day of life” To understand how children’s thinking and learning he believes we have to observe the children in their social interactionns with others. Some children in their cultures, families, and communities have more intellectual growth. If a child suffers in poverty, illness, or a disorder then it can affect their cognitive development and skills. Vygotsky theory shows that the way the…

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