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Van Meter EdPsy 421 Oct. 2009 Definition of Learning Learning development through internalization of the content and tools of thinking within a cultural context
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Definition of Learning Humans capable of lower- and higher-order psychological processes Must understand higher-order processes Behaviorists are studying only lower-order processes
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Assumptions 1. To understand human development, we must understand the psychological processes in which humans are engaged. these processes are always changing processes change as a result of human interaction Vygotsky takes a dynamic and developmental view of learning.
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Assumptions (con’t) 3. There are both biological and sociohistorical lines of development biological evolutionary history sociohistorical individual develops within a sociohistorical context inherits the symbol system of the culture internalizes the symbol system of the culture symbol system influences thinking Individual influences and is influenced by the culture.
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course EDPSY 421 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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