Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development


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According to Vygotsky, what is the process of constructing an internal representation of external physical objects or actions?

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1. A cornerstone of Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development is that society and culture play a key role in promoting development. What type of perspective is this considered to be?

2. Many children in kindergarten enjoy playing 'house.' How does the value of play benefit young children, according to Vygotsky?

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This quiz and worksheet combination will determine your knowledge Lev Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development and its impact on children. Be prepared for questions on Vygotsky's application of his theory and his belief about knowledge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Process of creating an internal representation of external physical objects or actions, according to Vygotsky
  • How Vygotsky's theory has a sociocultural perspective
  • Stages of speech development
  • Knowledge, according to Vygotsky

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Vygotsky
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms and phrases, such as sociocultural perspective

Additional Learning

To learn more about Vygotsky's cognitive studies, review the following lesson called Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development. This lesson details the following subjects:

  • Cultural-historical theory of cognitive development
  • Sociocultural perspectives
  • Actual development
  • Level of potential development
  • Communicative and Egocentric Speech