Sociocultural Theory : Vygotsky And Beyond, Social Interaction

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Module 1: Sociocultural Theory: Vygotsky and Beyond, Social Interaction Interpersonal communication plays a huge role in our everyday lives. The interaction between two people or a small group is a prime example of interpersonal communication. We partake in interpersonal communication in almost every situation we encounter throughout our day. At school, work, or social gatherings interpersonal communication is being used without thought. The book states that the expert of the sociocultural perspective was Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934). He was a psychologist who was from the former Soviet Union. He was a leader to describing the interactions between culture and education. He wrote down that in his location, Russian people would teach their children about their culture and studied numerous things about many people including children and special needs children as well. He believes that every person educated or not, learns with guild lines on more skilled members of their society, which are tutors or mentors in an “apprenticeship in thinking”. To explain this better, Vygotsky created a concept called “guided participation” which was the method used by parents, teachers, and entire societies to teach novices the skills and habits expected within their culture. All of the cultural patterns and beliefs are all social constructions. They aren’t natural laws according to the books sociocultural theorists. They think that they find customs to be powerful, shaping the development of each…

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