Lev S. Vygotsky on Knowledge - Dictionary of Arguments
Upton I 16
Knowledge/thinking/Vygotsky/Upton: Vygotsky thesis: ways of thinking are transmitted to children through social interaction and are then appropriated by children.
VygotskyVsPiaget: Our knowledge and understanding of the world is therefore constructed in a social context, not, as Piaget thought, by children acting on the environment alone. Vygotsky also argued that the child follows the adult’s example at first, gradually developing the ability to do tasks without help. He called the difference between what a child can do with help and what he or she can do alone the zone of proximal development (ZPD)._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
L. S. Vygotsky
Thought and Language Cambridge, MA 1986
Developmental Psychology 2011