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Piaget Vygotsky : The Social Genesis Of Thought - Anastasia Tryphon

Piaget Vygotsky

The Social Genesis Of Thought

By: Anastasia Tryphon (Editor), Jacques Voneche (Editor)

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Published: 6th November 1996
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This book is the outcome of a long and passionate debate among world experts about two of the most pivotal figures of psychology: Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotksy. The occasion was a week-long advanced course held at the Jean Piaget Archives in Geneva. The most interesting outcome of the meeting is that, in spite of differences in aims and scopes (epistemogenesis versus psychogenesis), in units of analysis (events versus action) and in social contents (Swiss capitalism versus Soviet communism) both Piaget and Vygotsky reached a similar conclusion: knowledge is constructed within a specific material and social context. Moreover, their views complement each other perfectly: where Vygotsky insists on varieties of psychological experiences, Piaget shows how, out of diversity, grows universality, so much so that the most communist of the two is not necessarily the one who was so labelled.
This book is not only of interest to developmental, social and learning psychologists, but also deals with issues pertinent to education, epistemology, language, thought and cognition, anthropology and philosophy. It is likely to shed some light on the state of affairs in psychology for the general reader too, because it is clear and precise, straightforward and uses virtually no jargon.

Introduction
Qu'est-ce que l'intelligence? Piaget, Vygotsky, and the 1920s Crisis in Psychology
The Role of Abstract Rationality in Vygotsky's Image of Mind
Structure and Development
Reflections
The Mechanisms of Internalisation/Externalisation of Knowledge in Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories
Units of Analysis and Interpretation of Development
What is a "Developmental Explanation"?
The Social Construction of Rational Understanding
Construction and Interpretation: Exploring a Joint Perspective on Piaget and Vygotsky
Social Interaction and Individual Understanding in a Community of Learners: The Influence of Piaget and Vygotsky
Relations Between the Clinical Method and the Zone of Proximal Development in a Constructivist Approach to the Study of Language Acquisition
Intentionality, Communication and Language
Some Impressions of a Visit to Soviet Psychologists
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ISBN: 9780863774140
ISBN-10: 0863774148
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th November 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1