Vygotsky's Contribution To The Constructivist Theory

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BASIC PRINCIPLES OF LEV VYGOTSKY – SOCIO – CULTURAL CONSTRUCTIVIST THEORIST
Vygotsky contributed to the constructivist approach of learning.
Constructivism – a theory of knowledge and learning which posits that children actively engage with their world – people, experiences, materials – and build their beliefs and knowledge through interaction and internal processes (Follari, 2007, p.48)
His theory was known as the sociocultural theory.
Sociocultural constructivism – a theory of knowledge as socially co-constructed and then internalized; as such, the social and cultural environments heavily influences knowledge construction. (Follari, 2007, p.52)
In a vygotskian classroom, learning is highly interactive and simultaneously considers where children are and what they are capable of becoming. He believed that knowledge is socially co- constructed then internalized. The major theme of Vygotsky 's theoretical framework is that social interaction plays a fundamental role in the development of cognition. Through this interaction, children learn gradually and continuously from parent and teachers
He asserted that much of children’s learning takes place during play. This is because language and development build upon each other and the best way to develop competency is through interaction with others in a special way.
Social interactions between a teacher and a learner not only impart skills but they also give the learner the context and the cultural values of that skill, and they
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