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Models of Cognitive Development in Young Children

This resource provides information about models of cognitive development in young children advocated by Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotskl, and Jerome Bruner.

Jean Piaget

This article reviews and discusses Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive development in children.

Lev Vygotsky

This article reviews Lev Vygotsky's socio-cultural approach to cognitive development, and contrasts Vygotsky's theory to Piaget's four stages.

Jerome Bruner

This article reviews Jerome Bruner's modes of representation.



Simply Pyschology

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