Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

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Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitve Development

Main Concepts in Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development1. Zone of Proximal Development are tasks that are too difficult for children to mastert on their own. but with help can be mastered.2. Scaffolding is merely chaning the level of support required to fit the child's current performance.3. Lanquage and thought - the use of language for self-regulation is called private talk.Teaching Strategies1.Assess the Child's Zone of Proximal Development and begin teaching at the zone's upper limit.2. Use more-skilled peers as teachers3. Monitor and encourage children's use of private speech4. Provide opportunities to experience learning in real world settings5. Transform the classroom and engage children in their learnings

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Private talk

Children actively construct their knowledge & understanding.

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Assessment1. Compare and constract Piaget to Vygotsky theories2. Develop specific examples of Scaffolding for use in the classroom. Describe the use of "private talk" 3. Formulate striategies for the using the ZPD.4. Describe and support the use of "Tools of the Mind"5. Design a lesson plan using real world settings. Describe what that would look like.


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