Lev Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory Analysis

Lev Vygotsky founded the sociocultural theory. His theory started in the 1930’s and still today is discussed to improve childrens education. This theory has an impact on young children’s social and cultural experiences. He believes that children are always learning, that all children are able to learn from adults who are more advanced and educated than themselves. Sociocultural theory believes the culture of beliefs, morals, traditions, and skills all help a child develop. He believed that children skills vary from culture to culture, and learns from their families. Vygotsky felt that learning came before development can occur, that children learn from culture and their history. He also believes that children grow intelleicity and on their …show more content…
He believed that the zone of proximal development shows that a children and adults influence each others thinking and development. The theory is defined with the zone of proximal development and scaffolding. Zone of proximal development is know as ZPD, its “the distance between actual developmental level as determinded by independent problem solving and the level of development through problem solving under adult guidance.” “More knowledgeable” is a term of someone is more skilled or experienced than the child at the task that is being performed. Its to help guide the child throught the zone reaching the goal where the child is able to complete the target independently. Teachers, adults, and even other classmates are able to help guide the child with hints then evenutally give less hints to them firgure it out. Vygotsky purposes that teachers and parents scaffold children learning and thinking. Scaffolding is the use of social interactions to guide the children thinking to solutions of problems indriectly, to help aid the child to master a new concept. Vygotsky believed that child learning a brand new task or skill can be affected or benefited from the interactions with a teacher, adult, or even a classmate. The zone of proximal development helps educators and teachers to observe the children and plan a good curriculum that helps the childrens acquire skills and ideas that they have not got by themselves. To help extend children knowledge in different situations and intercations with teachers, adults, and other classmates. Vygotsky showed that children not only learn by doing a task but by talking and working together until they solve it. Educators will plan a curriculumm in which the children will be able to work together and engage conversation in which they increase their skills from conversations and

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