QuestionsCategory: Learning and TeachingHow should the cognitive development of learners be nurtured according to Vygotsky?
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He suggests that children’s cognitive development can be nurtured in the following manner:
  1. Learning should be Child-Centered: Vygotsky’s cognitive development focuses on child centered learning in the classroom.
  2. Learners should be active: In the classroom application of Vygotsky’s cognitive theory, learners play an active role instead of a passive one.
  3. Social interactions are important: Vygotsky’s theory believes that cognitive functions are facilitated by social interactions due to which learners need to engage in the same.
  4. Learning by discovery should be present: Vygotsky’s cognitive development theory also focuses on learning by discovery and exploration.
  5. Focus should be on knowledge improvement: Vygotsky’s cognitive development theory enables learners to gain skills such as problem solving, inquiry, self determination, and critical thinking.
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