Views on piagets theory some claim piagets views were

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Unformatted text preview: 3-5, children exhaust adults with “why” questions – the questions give clues to the child’s mental development and reflect intellectual curiosity. Views on Piaget’s Theory • Some claim Piaget’s views were not completely correct. • Rocehel Gelman (1969): child’s attention to relevant aspects of the conservation task is improved, child is more likely to conserve. • Attentional training in one dimension, such as number, improves performance in another dimensions, i.e. mass. 2 Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Cognitive Theory • Children construct knowledge through social interaction – Use language to plan, guide, monitor behaviour and solve problems – Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD): • Lower limit can be achieved by child alone • Upper limit can be achieved by child’s skills with adult guidance and instruction • Range of tasks that are too difficult for the child to master alone, but can be achieved with the guidance of adults and more skilled children...
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