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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Review of the Article by Orlando Lourenco:Piaget and Vygotsky: Many resemblances, and a crucial difference(NewIdeasinPsychology 30 (2012) P. 281-295) 3778


Ermolova T.V.
PhD, Head of the Chair of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Alexeyeva G.V.
associate professor of the chair of foreign and Russian philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Moscow, Russia

The article sets a goal to introduce readers to the article of Orlando Lourenco, professor of Lisbon University, who suggests totally new (and from his point of view unreasonably ignored for a long period of time) parameters of assessing resemblances and differences in approaches of two influential developmental psychologists (Piaget and Vygotsky) to several fundamental problems of psychology: 1)the origins of knowledge and motor of development; 2) influence of equal vs. those based on authorities relations on child development and learning; 3) the more appropriate method for studying developmental changes; 4)the importance of the distinction between true vs. necessary knowledge;5) the role of transformation vs. transmission in the development and learning phenomena.

Keywords: Piaget; Vygotsky; Autonomy; Heteronomy; Development; Learning

Column: Developmental psychology

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