oh wow, no, just realized i’ve spent 30 years chasing the dynamic frustration between Piaget and Vygotsky, the computer-input-output logical rugged individualist builder out of nothing vs the very inventor of the sociocultural concept as used in learning, although by all means not the first ecological theory.
They work together of course and I was always much more Vygotsky than Piaget, YET my young interest in artificial intelligence made computer analogies to human cognitive development very pragmatic — so always rode both horses. I just didn’t know I was. But I had 3 excellent cognitive development courses in 1990/91 and they left their impact on how i view people.
Of course then there’s the genetic / evolutionary part but at least I got the alien-individualist vs the sociocultural development models sourced from my own developmental history.
Me: Is there a study combining Piaget, Vygotsky, autism, embodied cognition in children’s learning and social development centered around play?
There is. Here it is. Objects. Artifacts-as-communicator.
I never liked being on the outskirts of it nor did I like the options they gave me.
And in one area where I was _precisely_ in the middle (at 40%-60% – guessing range) they did not help me. I had/have a cognitive defect that I knew then and I know now but you can’t see a blind spot, just be aware of it.
I wondered once why my library had so much Holt. I found out he died in 1985. I was 13 at the time so it’s likely that’s why I came across so many of his books. When I looked years later, those books were no longer there.
I happened to get caught up in a momentary spark of interest in the newly deceased that reached my local public library and it influenced much of my thinking about education and human liberty.