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Lev Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development differed from Jean Piaget's ideas of cognitive development.
Which of the following accurately describes the difference between their theories?
Piaget stressed the importance of a child's interaction with objects; Vygotsky stressed the importance of a child's social interaction with highly skilled people.
Piaget believed that cognitive development was purely a product of social interaction, while Vygotsky claimed that cognition occurs in biological stages.
Piaget stressed that his stages were not necessarily universal, while Vygotsky argued they were universal.
Piaget's most advanced stage of development was called formal operational. Vygotsky called his most advanced stage, postconventional.
Piaget stressed continuous development while Vygotsky firmly believed that development occurs in fixed stages.