Write a 2-3 page paper in which you summarize the strengths and weaknesses of Piagets stages of cognitive development and Vygotskys sociocultural theory of development. Describe how cognitive and sociocultural development support language development.
In your paper you should address:
The strengths and weaknesses of Piagets theories.
The strengths and weaknesses of Vygotskys theories.
Identify the elements of each theory that you think are the strongest and/or the most problematic, and explain why you think so.
How do cognitive and sociocultural development support language development?
What should caregivers look for to confirm that a child is progressing in their language acquisition (ages 1-3)?