Module 7 Information Proccessing and Socioultural Theory

Module 7 Information Proccessing and Socioultural Theory -...

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Human Development and Family Studies 362 Development of the Young Child Chapter 1 pages 21-25 Lecture 7: Information Processing Approach and Lev Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory I. Information Processing Approach (not a theory) History - Began in1950s, we were becoming more technologically advanced and the tv was invented then after the war, which led to the baby boom. - It was a reaction to the lack of progress in understanding adult learning. We were becoming stagnate and if we could do this with technology why not also with psychology. - Flourished during the 70s and 80s the computer was invented, this approach really took off - Metaphor for cognition- this approach asked could we liken the mind like a computer like an information processor What does this approach say about development? -Human mind is an information processing device - Cognitive development = improved processing skills (not adaption) The more we can process info, the better our cognitive skills, which is completely different to Piaget who was all about adapting. - Focuses on memory and problem-solving skills.
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