What is social constructivism in philosophy?

What is social constructivism in philosophy?

Social constructivism is a sociological theory of knowledge according to which human development is socially situated and knowledge is constructed through interaction with others. Like social constructionism, social constructivism states that people work together to construct artifacts.

What are the similarities and differences between Vygotsky and Piaget?

Piaget vs. Vygotsky
Focused little on language as a tool of cognitive development.Strong focus on language as a tool of cognitive development.
Believed that language is driven by thought.Believed that thought is driven by language.

What's the difference between Piaget and Vygotsky?

Vygotsky argued that social learning preceded cognitive development. In other words, culture affects cognitive development. Whereas Piaget asserted that all children pass through a number of universal stages of cognitive development, Vygotsky believed that cognitive development varied across cultures.

How does Piaget influence current practice?

A Piaget influenced curricula, upholds the belief that children need to explore, to experiment, (and something close to my heart), to question. It advocates that children should be provided with opportunities to discuss and debate with each other, with teachers acting as guides and facilitators.