Welcome to Team 2’s Developmental Approaches to Learning Blog (Section 64C).  We hope you enjoy and learn from our journey through Developmental Theory.

Rachel Fales, Valerie Wells, Peggy Lawson and Megan Buyks

Please refer to the following timeline regarding how to approach this module. This website is also available in print form from the ETEC 512 Symposium site in our Welcome message.

How to approach this Module

Oct. 17 – Oct. 20, 2010 Sunday – Wednesday · Complete the readings for Unit 4· Take a tour of our blog· View the concept maps, read the summaries, and watch brief videos of each theorist (Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky & Jerome Bruner)
Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2010 Wednesday – Thursday · Review discussion questions & post a response to ONE discussion question in the ETEC 512 Symposium site in WebVista
Oct. 22 – 23, 2010 Friday – Saturday · Respond to at least one other posting by a peer on the ETEC 512 Symposium site.
Oct. 22-24, 2010 Friday – Sunday · View our media production as a final summary. · Optionally, please feel free to post any final reflections and comments about your week at the ETEC 512 Symposium site.·  A reminder that Thought Question #2 is due on October 24.

In this Module we will be covering the following readings:


Campbell, R. (1997). Jean Piaget’s Genetic Epistemology:  Appreciation and Critique. This is a revised version of two lectures presented at the Institute of Objectivist Studies Summer Seminar, Charlottesville, VA, July 7 and 8, 1997.  Available online at: http://hubcap.clemson.edu/%7Ecampber/piaget.html

CCM: Miller, P. H. (2002). Theories of Developmental Psychology, 4th Ed. (pp. 367-396; Vygotsky’s Socio-Cultural Approach). New York: Worth.

CCM: Driscoll. M.P. (2005). Psychology of Learning for Instruction (pp. 227-244; Ch. 7 – Interactional Theories of Cognitive Development). Toronto, ON: Pearson.


Piaget, J. (1968). Genetic EpistemologyA series of lectures delivered by Piaget at Columbia University, Published by Columbia University Press, translated by Eleanor Duckworth. Available online at: http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/fr/piaget.htm

Cole M. and Wersch, J. V. (1996). Beyond the Individual-Social Antimony in Discussions of Piaget and Vygotsky Available online at:  http://www.massey.ac.nz/%7Ealock/virtual/project2.htm

Davydov, V. V. (1995). The influence of L. S. Vygotsky on education theory, research, and practice.Educational Researcher, 24, 12-21.http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-189X%28199504%2924%3A3%3C12%3ATIOLSV%3E2.0.CO%3B2-2