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Lev Vygotsky vs. Jean Piaget

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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?

A

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.

B

Piaget believed that cognitive development was purely a product of social interaction, while Vygotsky claimed that cognition occurs in biological stages.

C

Piaget stressed that his stages were not necessarily universal, while Vygotsky argued they were universal.

D

Piaget's most advanced stage of development was called formal operational. Vygotsky called his most advanced stage, postconventional.

E

Piaget stressed continuous development while Vygotsky firmly believed that development occurs in fixed stages.