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Published:  01:03 AM, 11 June 2019

Lev Vygotsky

Lev Vygotsky

Lev Vygotsky was a Soviet developmental psychologist, a brilliant man known for developing several major theories including Zone of Proximal Development and Sociocultural Theory. He was of the view that children need social interaction with people of different age groups in order to advance their psychological development. He emphasized that dynamic interactions between children and parents and teachers was vital as children learn gradually and continuously from the ones they interact with. However, his theories were met with much skepticism in the early 20th century when he first propounded them; it would be decades after his death that his works would find acclaim in the Western world. Lev Vygotsky was brilliant from a young age and proved to be an excellent student. Lev Vygotsky died of Tuberculosis on 11 June, 1934, in Moscow, Russia. He was just 37 at the time of his death.

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