Lev S. Vygotsky Quotes

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Lev S. Vygotsky Quotes

Learning is more than the acquisition of the ability to think; it is the acquisition of many specialized abilities for thinking about a variety of things.
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Through others we become ourselves.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

A word devoid of thought is a dead thing, and a thought unembodied in words remains a shadow.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

Language is the tool of the tools

— Lev S. Vygotsky

Internal and external action are inseparable: imagination, interpretation, and will are internal processes in external action.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

The true direction of the development of thinking is not from the individual to the social, but from the social to the individual.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

In play, the child is always behaving beyond his age, above his usual everyday behaviour; in play he is, as it were, a head above himself. Play contains in a concentrated form, as in the focus of a magnifying glass, all developmental tendencies; it is as if the child tries to jump above his usual level.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

It is through others that we become ourselves.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

It may be said that the basic characteristic of human behavior in general is that humans personally influence their relations with the environment and through that environment personally change their behavior, subjugating it to their control.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

The specifically human capacity for language enables children to provide for auxiliary tools in the solution of difficult tasks, to overcome impulsive action, to plan a solution to a problem prior to its execution, and to master their own behavior.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

Childhood is a complex dialectical process characterized by periodicity, unevenness in the development of different functions, metamorphosis or qualitative transformation of one form into another, intertwining of external and internal factors, and adaptive processes which overcome impediments that the child encounters.

— Lev S. Vygotsky

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