Discussion- cognitive and intellectual development

  

Two paragraphs with at least 100 words per paragraph explaining the following which should include a reference for each individual paragraph.

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1.  Identify one similarity and one difference between Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development theory and Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory.  Discuss the importance of educators being knowledgeable about the strengths and weaknesses of both theories.

2.  A More Knowledgeable Other (MKO) is a significant part of Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory. Aside from the teacher, what MKOs might be present in a child’s life? How can you leverage these MKOs to help the child to develop? How might these MKOs inadvertently hinder the child’s development?

Links to help

 Piaget’s stages of cognitive development (video) | Khan Academy 

 Vygotsky sociocultural development (video) | Khan Academy 

 Lev Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory – Simply Psychology