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 Piaget: Cognitive Development

 [Jean
                        Piaget]

 Jean Piaget (1896-1980) - Swiss Cognitive Psychologist

  • Children's reasoning for wrong answers
  • Children as active explorers of environment

[Piaget's Stages
              of Cognitive Development]

Seattle Sea Hawks selling beer and using lack of conservation to make a profit (2014)

Piaget's Stages in a YouTube Video (6.17)

Critique

The Abilities of Children: Are they inborn?


 [Vygotsky]

[Vygotsky Thought & Language
                        1934/1962]Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) - Soviet Cognitive Psychologist
(NOT IN TEXT, BUT IMPORTANT)

  • Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development (1920s-1930s)
  •  Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD
  • Language is the crucial element in cognitive development
  • Speech is first public and social, then internalized


 


First posted 10/8/03. Last updated October 12, 2016