The Characteristics of the Method of Pedology

  • L. S. Vygotsky
Part of the Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research book series (PCHR, volume 7)


In the first lecture, Vygotsky gave definitions, listed four laws, and then discussed three groups of theories concerning the nature of development. In addition to lectures, students also had the opportunity to visit Vygotsky’s clinical practice; the first lecture seems to have been followed by a short visit that offered students the opportunity to familiarize themselves first hand with the kinds of developmental disorders referred to in the first lecture (e.g. “infantilism”). In this lecture, Vygotsky begins again with definitions and then lists three distinctive features of pedological methods: holism, clinical practice, and the comparative-genetic method. Finally, he sums up the lecture.


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  • L. S. Vygotsky
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  1. 1.MoscowRussia

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