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Beyond the Individual-Social Antimony in Discussions of Piaget and Vygotsky

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Author:Cole, Wertsch
Description: A discussion of the ongoing debate about the relation between the ideas of Vygotsky and Piaget, emphasizing a cardinal difference between them: their views concerning the importance of culture, in particular, the role of mediation of action through artifacts, on the development of mind. By Michael Cole, University of California, San Diego, and James V. Wertsch, Washington University, St. Louis.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Linguistics, Psychology
Math Ed Topics: Psychological Research, Constructivism

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