Piaget called external speech “egocentric speech,” representing its non-communicative nature and lack of perspective-taking. In contrast, Vygotsky considered external speech to serve a self-regulatory role. Can you identify this latter function in the video?
In this session we will explore the preschool child’s acquisition of skills in several developmental domains: motor skills; self-help skills; and cognitive development. We will focus much of the session’s time discussing cognitive development, particularly, Piaget’s preoperational period, Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development, and information-processing theory. We will begin with a quiz on the assigned reading and then discuss the material and engage in application activities.
Consider how Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories apply to your own developmental experiences. Continue gathering data from your early childhood.