Compare and contrast Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s concepts on cognitive development. Why does a parent, teacher, or counselor need to be aware of these two theories?

Due January 18, 2018

Please write at least 7 to 8 sentences for each question.

Discussion 1

Item Four: Compare and contrast Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s concepts on cognitive development. Why does a parent, teacher, or counselor need to be aware of these two theories?

Item Five: Anonymously identify and describe people from family and friends who fit into each stage of Erikson’s development. Please note that each stage is age specific. Decide and note whether these individuals have positive or negative psychosocial development and justify your responses by citing characteristics of the individual in the identified stage.

Item Six: The text asserts that early literacy develops depending on children’s experiences at home and their learning about books and letters. What are the pros and cons of the working mother in terms of these findings?

Discussion 2

*Item Five: How can the consequence of being sent to the office actually be a reinforcing experience? What are the “positives” of being sent from class to the office?

*Item Six: Much has been said about violence in the media and its effect on children and adolescents. According to Bandura’s social learning theory, can humans learn to be violent by watching violence? Explain.

*Item Seven: One way to overcome cultural differences is to develop a sense of community in the classroom or to become a community of learners. As a teacher, how will you nurture this climate of learning and promote a sense of belonging to a shared community? What kinds of activities can you use in classes you plan to teach that will promote a sense of “we” and reduce a sense of “us and them?”

*Item Eight: What are the risks to the student of categorizing students by intellectual ability? To the teacher? To the social climate of the school?

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