Sociocultural Theory

Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky, a Soviet psychologist, born in the year 1896, during the time of the Russian Revolution, was quite a pioneer in the field of educational psychology. In a time where psychologist were offering simple yet incomplete definitions and explanations on human behavior, Vygotsky brought in a multifaceted theory which included a rich mixture of psychology of art, language and thought, learning and development and their consequent influence on the way we are educated. He was the one who brought about the emergence of the Sociocultural Theory or socio-historical psychology and believed firmly that all human development commences with the dependence of guardians and their influe