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Lev Vygotsky’s Theories Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky was born in 1896 in Western Russia. He graduated from Moscow University with a law degree but he later became a psychologist. The Russian government banned his work from being studied up until the end of the Cold War, which at this point his theories and psychology studies, and books and articles he had written were revealed. Vygotsky is widely known for being an educational psychologist. His sociocultural theory has greatly influenced education in Russia. This theory suggests that in order to develop children must interact with people and the tools that their particular cultural provides to help them form their own options of the world. He believes that there are three ways that this can be done. The first is imitative learning, which is where one person tries to copy another person. The second is instructed learning, an example of this is a student remembering the instructions given by a teacher and then using them to get the assignment done. The last way is collaborative learning, this is where a group of peers
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