Vygotsky's Theory on Development
A discussion regarding Lev Vygotsky's theory of "zone of proximal development", as researched by Amy Chak in her study entitled, 'Adult Sensitivity to Children's Learning in the Zone of Proximal Development'.
# 95663 | 1,174 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on May 30, 2007 in Education (Development Studies) , Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Theory) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , English (Analysis)
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This paper takes a look at the theory of "zone of proximal development" (ZPD), the well-established model originally launched by Lev Vygotsky. According to the paper, the role of adults in the process of a child's learning and development will be greatly enhanced through the thoughtful application of ZPD. This paper reviews the research, 'Adult Sensitivity to Children's Learning in the Zone of Proximal Development' by Amy Chak, which talks in-depth about ZPD.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Chak, Amy. (2001). Adult Sensitivity to Children's Learning in the Zone of Proximal Development. Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, 31(4), 383-395.
- Harland, Tony. (2003). Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development and Problem-Based Learning: linking a theoretical concept with practice through action research. Teaching in Higher Education, 8(2), 263-272.
- Lipscomb, Lindsay, & Swanson, Janet, & West, Anne. (2004). Scaffolding. In Michael Orey (Ed.) e-Book Learning, Teaching, & Technology. Retrieved October 17, 2006, from http://www.coe.uga.edu/epltt/scaffolding.htm.
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