Components of cognition
The key components of cognition are:
In the past Piaget and Vygotsky theorised about child development by observing the actions of children – referred to as observational techniques (Harris and Butterworth, 2010).
Watch the following YouTube clip. It depicts Piaget’s versus Vygotsky’s differing views of cognitive development.
In this clip Vygotsky talks about ‘scaffolding’ – what is this and how do you think this may be useful for teaching?
Do you agree with Piaget or Vygotsky?