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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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    Following the Krathwohl and Developmental Assessment (Griffin, 2014), I believe my current Zone of Proximal Development should be at the “Organizing” stage. At the start of the semester, I identified my ZDP the stage as “Responding”, as I was willing to passively receive information and attended all the learning environment, and while completing assessments following the formal requirements, I was not always engaged in discussion in the tutorials. Luckily, the natural of the very first…

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    Lev Vygotsky, a Russian psychologist, best knows for his social developmental theory that was first introduced around the 1920’s/ 30’s, around the same time that Jean Piaget was establishing his theory. His theory played a big role unrevealing the importance of social and cultural influences on children development. Unfortunately, Vygotsky died in 1934 at age 38, so he was not able to thoroughly complete his theory although he was able to lay the groundwork for it. Vygotsky was a…

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    “The true direction of the development of thinking is not from the individual to the social, but from the social to the individual” (Vygotsky, n.d.) Within Vygotsky's sociocultural theory he believed that the two most important concepts were zone of proximal development and scaffolding. Between these two concepts the child will gain knowledge from someone with more experience and education. Using the Sociocultural theory I will explain how zone of proximal development and scaffolding shaped my…

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    The textbook, “Development through the Lifespan”, accurately grasps this notion of the elderly having a reduced ability to regulate their body temperatures. It goes on to state that seniors who are physically fit and free of diseases suffer the least (Berk, 2014, p. 568). In my grandmother’s case, she is quite overweight and as mentioned above has high blood pressure. These two factors may further contribute to her intolerance. On a side note, I wanted to bring up the topic of ‘zone of proximal…

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    For Part 1 of this paper, I made a concept map on a Prezi that outlines the six main concepts of the class, the subparts of each concept, and applications to a classroom setting. The six topics, although all different aspects of educational psychology, interact and combine when applied to a classroom setting. Reflecting on my past experiences, I see how knowledge of each concept, both individually and in interaction with other concepts, can enhance one’s teaching. As I was teaching private…

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    child-centred development. Children use their existing knowledge and understanding to learn new things by using what they already know to infer new knowledge from new experiences when interacting with the world around them. Vygotsky theorised that children were influenced by thought, play, imagination and language and that they used these to build their knowledge base. He termed these ‘cultural tools’. To explain how children acquired new skills and knowledge, Vygotsky coined the term Zone…

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    them. Sociocultural theory relates to just about every job, including my personal choice of a Registered Nurse. Sociocultural theory is everything that contributes to the way a person is. It is the upbringing of a child, the interactions experienced, and the way society in general shapes/affects a developing child. Sociocultural development theory affects can vary. The affects can be seen in the way a sheltered child reacts to a frightening situation compared to a child that was in no way…

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    In assessing the problems presented in this case study, particularly relating to Alex’s academic and behavior issues as that is what has been highlighted as problematic, I would want to take into account his natural cognitive limitations during middle childhood. I believe it would be unfair to insist Alex operate beyond his scope comprehension as discussed in Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development (p. 197) Due to Alex’s parents recent separation, his mother’s health issues, and change in…

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    Clark, K. F., & Graves, M. F. Scaffolding students ' comprehension of text: classroom teachers looking to improve students ' comprehension should consider three general types of scaffolding. The Reading Teacher 58.6 (2005): 570-580. When looking at Lev Vygotsky’s learning theory and development of young children, one learns and developments when they are working within their zone of proximal development (ZPD) as well as when scaffolding is being used. According to Clark & Graves (2005, p.…

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