Lev Vygotsky

Educational Psychologist with a Sociocultural Theory

Biographical Information:

  • Born in Western Russia in 1896.
  • He passed away in 1935 from tuberculosis.
  • Graduated with a Law Degree at Moscow University.

Cntributions to Development Theory

  • He's known best for being and educational psychologist with a sociocultural theory.
  • Vygotsky's theories focus on the social interaction in the development of cognition.
  • Goes about his theory through language.
  • Theories suggest that social interactions leads to continuous step by step changes in childrens thought and behavior that vary's from culture to culture.
  • The development and depends on interactions with people and tools that are provided to help their view of the world.
  • The three ways a cultural took cna be passed from one individual to another is imitative learning, intruscted learning, and collaborative learning.

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