Vygotsky Learning Theory

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Learning Theory and The Role It Plays in Education Introduction Learning theories are used every day in classrooms all over America, educational theorist Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, Benjamin Bloom and Jerome Bruner introduced constructivism and social constructivism theories (cognitive development, social development, and developmental). The theories developed by Vygotsky, Piaget, Bloom, and Bruner share similarities and differences, and throughout the years have been compared for educational discoveries. Learning theories are extremely important for educators, because learning is an active process. Theorist/Theory #1 Lev Vygotsky and the Zone of Proximal Development (ZDP), is the belief that students learn from adults who are more advanced …show more content…

Blooms purpose was to promote higher forms of thinking and analyze critical task. Bloom thought education should be more than memorizing (rote learning). Bloom designed three learning domains; Cognitive (knowledge), Affective (self), and Psychomotor (skills), which is the reason teachers today have students participate in productive struggle. The teacher (parent or adult) teach the students a new concept, in which the adult offers a lot of support (the student is very dependent on the adult for support) then with the help of the teacher the student is moving to work independently. Bloom understood that education required principles, procedures, concepts, and processes that required the student to think, question, explore. By simply providing rote learning students will never reach the higher levels of thinking required by colleges and in everyday …show more content…

Theories that as future educator will need to be understood and explored. Some if not all these theory’s will be used in the classroom. Vygotsky, Piaget, Bruner, and Bloom all set out to establish a foundation for education, whether through building skills such as pre-reading, language, vocabulary, and numeracy. It becomes the educators job to implement theories into the classroom for children's cognitive development. The theorist discussed in this paper, have had made a profound effect on

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