Most developmental psychologists believe nature and nurture combine to influence cognitive development. In Chapter 2 of your text, the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bronfenbrenner are discussed in depth due to their implications for educational psychology. After reading Chapter 2 of your text and viewing the three theorist overview videos, please respond to the following questions in your post.
- Provide a brief description of Piaget’s, Vygotsky’s, and Bronfenbrenner’s theories. Are each of these theories continuous or discontinuous theories? What are the key concepts associated with each theory that differentiate them from each other?
- Based on your understanding of intentional teaching, which of these theories do you believe has the greatest impact on intentional teaching? Explain why, and please relate your own experiences and examples to this discussion.
- Be sure to include properly cited scholarly sources in your discussion to support your assertions.