Piaget Versus Vygotsky

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Piaget versus Vygotsky


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  • 1. 
    The theorists are linked to different learning theories. Vygotsky and Cognitive Developmental Theory, Piaget and Social Developmental Theory. Is this true or false.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 2. 
    True or false: Piaget believes that children's development must necessarily precede their learning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 3. 
    "Learning is a necessary and universal aspect of the process of developing culturally organised, specifically human psychological function." This is a tenet from:
    • A. 

      Vygotsky

    • B. 

      Piaget

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 4. 
    Is this true or false: According to Piaget, social learning tends to precede development. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 5. 
    Vygotsky developed a ............ approach to cognitive development. 
    • A. 

      Socio-situational

    • B. 

      Cognitive

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Socio-cultural

  • 6. 
    True of False: Vygotsky believes his principle of equilibration accounts for development. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False. It is Piaget's principle of equilibration.

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 7. 
    Vygotsky & Piaget place equal emphasis on the role of language in cognitive development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Vygotsky emphasises the role of language in cognitive development.

    • B. 

      Piaget is criticised for his lack of emphasis on language in cognitive development.

    • C. 

      Vygotsky looks at the student as a scientist.

    • D. 

      Piaget looks at the student as a scientist.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is TRUE?
    • A. 

      Piaget is all about self-initiated discovery.

    • B. 

      Vygotsky leaned toward spontaneous knowledge.

    • C. 

      Piaget believed student's senses helped them interpret the world.

    • D. 

      Vygotsky believed the learner is an apprentice.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    Piaget is criticised for underestimating the emphasis that social factors have on cognitive development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Unlike Piaget, Vygotsky claimed that infants are born with the basic materials/abilities for intellectual development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Concrete operational development (7-11yrs) is the stage of cognitive development which is characterised by the active and appropriate use of logic. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which of the following words/phrases cannot be related to Vygotsky:
    • A. 

      Scaffolding

    • B. 

      Guided participation

    • C. 

      Active participation

    • D. 

      Social interaction

    • E. 

      Equilibrium

  • 14. 
    Which of the following words/phrases does not relate to Piaget:
    • A. 

      Learning = Construction

    • B. 

      Schemas

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Accommodation

    • E. 

      Adaptation

  • 15. 
    Piaget believed that:
    • A. 

      Learning precedes development.

    • B. 

      Knowledge is culturally constructed.

    • C. 

      We can manipulate the sensory world.

    • D. 

      We are starting with social interaction and language.

  • 16. 
    According to Vygotsky, the teacher should carefully assess the current stage of development and set tasks that the child is ready for. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following does not conform to Piaget's theory of cognitive development:
    • A. 

      Learning opportunities must be provided in order for the child to advance.

    • B. 

      Disequilibrium.

    • C. 

      Children learn from their social context.

    • D. 

      Children should learn from each other, there should be pairing and group work.

  • 18. 
    According to Piaget, teachers and social context play equal roles in children's discovery learning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    According to Vygotsky, language is the second social construction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the theorists suggests that children's thinking does not go entirely 'smooth'?
    • A. 

      Piaget

    • B. 

      Vygotsky

  • 21. 
    Like Piaget, Vygotsky believes that young children are curious and actively involved in their own learning and the discovery and development of new understandings/schema.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The modelling of a behaviour by a skillful tutor fits with Vygotsky's theory of social-cultural development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    During Piaget's 'sensorimotor stage' children begin to develop:
    • A. 

      Attention and sensation.

    • B. 

      Reflexes and habits.

    • C. 

      Hand-eye coordination and object permanence.

    • D. 

      B and c

  • 24. 
    Piaget believes that a child's development transitions into new areas and capabilities at 18mth-2yrs, 7-9yrs, 11 or 12 yrs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Affiliation, play, learning, peer and work are all developmental stages related to Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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