Strengths and weaknesses of Piaget's
The theory produced a new perspective, thus greatly contributing to developmental psychology.
The view of the world of a child, as well as its study methods, changed. This prompted further
research in the field by researchers who were therefore inspired by more understanding. The
ideas of Piaget were widely used due to the emphasis on qualitative development in different
fields of study, particularly education. This has facilitated communication as well as children's
understanding. This has contributed to teaching strategies and educational programmes for
The theory also has several weaknesses, however. In non-white European cultures, it tends to be
culturally biassed, without taking into account how developmental stages may vary. It fails to
recognise that for various cognitive tasks, some kids may experience development at different
rates. Finally, the initial theory of Piaget was based on his own kids' observations, which is not
only a small sample, but one that is inherently biassed.
Strengths and weaknesses of the Vygotsky's theory
Vygotsky himself offered a good response about the advantages of his approach comparative
with hypotheses that accept that a youngster can not work past a given degree of development