Compare and contrast Piaget and Vygotsky's views on the stages of development? This question is a little difficult to answer since Vygotsky doesn't really have "stages" like Piaget does in his theory.
The developmental theories of Piaget and Vygotsky are not only different in nature, but different in approach, and you are right in that they are difficult to compare. The best way to approach the comparison is to look at overarching principles, rather than the little details.
The biggest difference between Piaget and Vygotsky was in their assessment of a child's progression of development. Piaget believed that babies are born completely "ego-centric" and development proceeds from the individual first, and moves outwardly. (Evidence of this might be suggested...
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