Vygotsky’s theory

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Vygotsky’s Theory Student’s Name: Institution: Abstract Vygotsky’s theory has been a central part of understanding social influence on child developement over the years. This theory, alongside others theories, for example,d Piaget’s theory stipulate the vital role played by social interactions in cognitive development. Besides, the theory has an important role in helping scholars understand the connection between language and thought. Through Vygotsky’s theory, scholars also explore the concept of internalization and its various stages. This theory can be applicable in many aspects of life today, including the classroom. It is for this reasons that Vygotsky;s theory has been widely used and taught in the educational field.This paper, therefore, discusses the central points of this theory including social interaction, the more knowledgeable other and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), and their applications in teaching. The paper gives a view on the role of the theory in modern day education and how it can be applied in the modern classroom for the benefit of the teacher and student. Keywords: Vygotsky’s theory, social interaction, more knowledgeable other, ZPD Vygotsky’s Theory Vygotsky’s theory is a social learning theory whose major theme is the role of social interaction in cognitive development. Vygotsky believed that community plays a vital role in the development of cognitive abilities of a child when a child makes meanings of what is around them. In his theory, he views social learning as a precedent of development. This paper discusses the main features of Vygotsky’s theory and how it can be applied in teaching. Important Features of

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