Sociocultural Theory and Input and Interaction Theory

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Essay Sociocultural Theory and Input and Interaction Theory

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Compares and contrasts the Russian psychologist Vygotsky’s ‘Sociocultural Theory’ with ‘Input and Interaction Theory’.

This paper begins with a definition of both Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory and Input and Interaction Theory. The paper then goes on to note how the two theories differ and where they are similar in their approach, as well as how they are applied to everyday issues, such as teaching language.
“Sociocultural theory was first conceived and developed by Russian psychologist Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky’s, (1896-1934). His most productive years were at the Institute of Psychology in Moscow (1924-34), where he expanded his ideas on cognitive development, particularly the relationship between language and thinking. His writings emphasized the roles of historical, cultural, and social factors in cognition and argued that language was the most important symbolic tool provided by society. His book, Thought and Language is a classic text in psycholinguistics’ theoretical contributions to the development of curricula and teaching strategies.”

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