“Theories of Cognitive Approaches to Teaching and Learning”.

1. Define “cognitive development”.
2. Briefly list and discuss the differences between the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky. Very briefly list the stages of Piaget’s development. Discuss what Vygotsky means by Internalization, the Zone of Proximal Development, and Scaffolding. Do not use the exact words of any author. Paraphrase the information to show your comprehension of the terms.
3. Why is it important that teachers understand the theory of cognitive development? Briefly state how teachers can teach beyond the theories!
4. State your own personal response to that information.