Extra Credit Opportunity: Piaget vs. Vygotsky

Posted on October 11, 2019


Another cognitive psychologist who was interested with how children learn was Lev Vygotsky, who focused on socio-cultural cognitive development.

Please watch this video – it’s brief:

Next, please read this comparison between Piaget and Vygotsky’s theories. Most of it focuses on Piaget, so if you need more information on Vygotsky, please see here.

Finally, read this journal article by Vera John-Steiner and Holbrook Mahn regarding sociocultural learning. It is lengthy, but the last several pages are references, so that’s fine.

For your extra credit, I would like a two to three page comparison between the two psychologists’ theories, a summary of which theory you personally find more feasible, and then a critique of the journal article. This will be due on Monday, October 21st. for ten points in your test category.