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The Answer Sheet. Comparing Piaget and Vygotsky. Ima Sample Educational Psychology 28 October 200x Comparing Piaget and Vygotsky Methods and approaches to teaching have been greatly influenced by the research of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. Both have contributed to the field of education by offering explanations for children's cognitive learning styles and abilities. While Piaget and Vygotsky may differ on how they view cognitive development in children, both offer educators good suggestions on how teach certain material in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Piaget proposed that cognitive development from infant to young adult occurs in four universal and consecutive stages: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operations, and formal operations (Woolfolk, A., 2004). During a child's second and seventh year, he or she is considered to be in the preoperational stage. Concrete operations occurs between the ages of seven to eleven years.

Teaching children in the concrete operations stage involves hands-on learning, as well. Message to New Teachers | Tim Purdum. I see a lot of new teachers in my summer Orff Schulwerk course, student teaching, on Facebook, and elsewhere. Many have incredibly valid concerns that they ask about. As a teacher with a lot of experience in varying different schools, I’d like to offer some unsolicited general advice: If you see a problem, there probably is one.

Despite your lack of experience, you are still the music ed expert in your school.If there is a problem, talk to your administrator. And finally, Continue learning.