Differences between Piaget & Vygotsky's Cognitive Development Theories


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According to Vygotsky, which of the following statements is TRUE about knowledge?

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1. Vygotsky asserted that learning _____.

2. Piaget maintained that egocentric speech is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will aid you in differentiating between Piaget's theory of cognitive development and Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory. These assessments will test you on major differences between both theories, as well as likenesses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Differences among Vygotsky's theory and Piaget's theory
  • Similarities between Piaget's theory and Vygotsky's theory
  • What Vygotsky says happens before development
  • Piaget's beliefs about egocentric speech
  • How Vygotsky believes knowledge is created

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you with the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cognitive development in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cultural-historical theory and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Vygotsky's six major assumptions about cognitive development in childhood

Additional Learning

Do you want to learn more about the differences between Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of cognitive development? Then, take this opportunity to view the video lesson on Piaget vs. Vygotsky. After you watch this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Explain Piaget's theory of cognitive development and its major assumptions
  • Describe Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and its major suppositions
  • Identify similarities and differences between both theories