Teacher Cadet Weekly Logs
Thursday, October 18- Thursday, October 25
Thursday, October 18
The Thrifty Couple
Monday, October 22
Today in class we learned about Lev Vygotsky and Social Cognitive Development. Vygotsky stressed the importance of culture, play, language, and interactions with adults in learning. He came up with the Zone of Proximal Development to show differences in learning. Vygotsky also thought self talk or "internalized talking", consious awareness or awareness of self, language, ideas, etc., and testing were important for cognitive development.
I agree with Vygotsky in that adults are crucial for learning because I do not think children can learn everything by themselves. They need adult guidance. I also think that culture is important because our culture influences how and what we think. I agree that play is important, too. It is a fun way to learn and interact socially.
The Vygotsky Project
The New York Times