Allomorphic development: A major postulate of Vygotskian theory Cover Image

Alomorfni razvoj – vrhovna postavka teorije Vigotskog
Allomorphic development: A major postulate of Vygotskian theory

Author(s): Jovan Mirić
Subject(s): Sociology, Developmental Psychology
Published by: Društvo psihologa Srbije
Keywords: evolution; phylogenesis; history; Marxism; learning-development;

Summary/Abstract: The article stresses the importance of Vygotsky’s postulates on evolution and history for understanding his developmental theory, focusing especially on his thesis on the clear-cut replacement of evolution by history. That thesis shaped the general theoretical plane consisting of several opposing and almost mutually exclusive pairs of solutions, such as biology – culture, individual – collective, animal – human, evolution – history etc. Such general solutions offer too narrow a framework for elaborating a theory of ontogenesis. This is the background on which the true meaning of the postulate of allomorphic development is presented, along with an analysis of several more specific related theses. The article ends with a critical review of Vygotsky’s general postulates, pointing out to the ideological dimension of his developmental psychology.

  • Issue Year: 36/2003
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 437-450
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian