Vygotsky, Piaget, and Education: A Reciprocal Assimilation of Theories and Educational Practices

@inproceedings{DeVries2002VygotskyPA,
  title={Vygotsky, Piaget, and Education: A Reciprocal Assimilation of Theories and Educational Practices},
  author={Rheta DeVries},
  year={2002}
}
Seeking a rapprochement between Vygotskians and Piagetians, the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky are compared, and educational extensions by their followers are examined. A paradox in Vygotsky’s theory is highlighted, where evidence is found both for claiming that Vygotsky was a behaviorist and that he was a constructivist. Similarities in the two theories are presented: social factors as having a central role in child development, the transformative nature of internalization, and the individual… CONTINUE READING

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