Theory

Topics: Developmental psychology / Pages: 2 (394 words) / Published: Jun 3rd, 2013
Aahuti Bhathal
Period: 2B
Child Development
5/23/13
LEV VYGOSTKY THEORY

Lev Vygostky was born to Russian parents on November 17, of 1896. Lev vygostky was the second oldest child out of the eight in the family. His mom was a teacher and a full time housewife. His dad was a respected bank manager in Bank of Gomel. Lev Vygostky was never scared to speak in public. Lev Vygostky studied law and graduated with a degree of law from the University of Moscow. While he studied there he was known as one of the wise and outstanding student. Besides having an interest in law he also showed interest in theater, poetry, and literature. He also majored in history and philosophy. After Vygostky presented his speech he was invited to join the staff of the Moscow Psychological Institute. Vygostky’s theory was called Social Developmental Theory. The main idea of his theory was that students learn by talking to other students. Vygostky believed that children are interested and continuously learning. Lev thinks that the only way children will learn is if they interact with other children’s in classroom. Social contact plays an important role in children’s development. Vygostky felt social learning leads development. He stated “Every task in the child’s cultural development appears twice first on the social level and later on the individual level”. Vygostky theory impact children’s to work with each other. Lev Vygostky theory’s example in pre school is when Aashi tried helping Khushi putting the puzzle together. During a game of duck duck goose, when the kids didn’t know what goose meant Xander tried explaining what it meant to them. They all guide each other to the door when they leave by holding each other’s hand. When we played I-spy they all show each other where the item is by saying “Here-Here”. In conclusion, Vygostky’s theory of social development states that interactions with other people are important for the greatest social

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