Lev Vygotsky's Zone Of Proximal Development

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“Therefore the only good kind of instruction is that which marches ahead of development and leads it...” said Lev Vygotsky. Who is Lev Vygotsky? Lev Vygotsky is a theorist on Child Development. Lev Vygotsky has made a difference on the way of thinking.
On November 17th, 1896 a baby boy was born. His name was Lev Vygotsky. He was born in the city of Orsha. Orsha is in the western region of the Russian Empire. Lev Vygotsky died on June 11th, 1934. He attended Moscow State University and graduated with a degree in law, in 1917. Though Vygotsky had a degree in law, his interests involved Child Development and Education. He was a psychologist who was best-known for his sociocultural theory and he still is to this day. Lev Vygotsky also had a
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The next stage is called the ‘potential level of development. This stage, the second stage, ’consists of what is not known but can be done with the help of an adult or a peer. This also means that a child can complete an activity or task, but only with the help of an adult or peer. For example, a child with a medium (more challenging) book can read the book but will need help from an adult or peer.
The Zone of Proximal Development has three stages. The third stage consists of what is not known. Consisting of what is not known, also means what a child does not yet know. The third stage is when a child can not do an activity or task, even with help from an adult or a peer. For example, a child with a large (over challenging) book cannot read the book even when an adult or a peer is helping.
Lev Vygotsky believed that a child would have to accomplish each stage before moving to the next. The full development during the ZPD depends on the full social interaction. The more the child takes advantage of an adult’s assistance, the broader it’s ZPD is. Lev Vygotsky used scaffolding in the Zone of Proximal Development but never used the term in his writing. Scaffolding is when an adult provides support for a child. There was a conclusion that guided learning within the ZPD, being led to greater understanding and performance than working
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Piaget had a lot of other beliefs and predictions than Lev Vygotsky. For instance, Piaget believed that relationship to social speech was incorrect and eventually the child would replace it by social speech period. Lev Vygotsky believed that it was right and it happened at a young age. Another example of how Piaget had a lot of other beliefs and predictions than Lev Vygotsky, is that Piaget predicted developmental significance of private speech represents an inability to take the perspective of another and therefore to engage in truly relational and reciprocal communication. Lev Vygotsky predicted development significance of private speech represents externalized thought which means that its function is to communicate with the self for the purpose of self-guidance and self-direction. Also, Piaget predicted that the course of development declines monotonically with age. Vygotsky on the other hand, predicted that the course of development increased at a younger age but gradually decreased as it loses its audible quality and becomes internal

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