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Lev Vygotsky
A biography of the life of the educational theorist, Lev Vygotsky.
# 75064 | 1,110 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | CA
Published on Nov 23, 2006 in Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Theory) , Education (Early Childhood)

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This paper begins by introducing Vygotsky in a personal and historical context. The paper then explores Vygotsky as an educational theorist and his three main theories in relation to child development ( Zone of Proximal Development, Language, and Social-Cultural Interaction.) Finally, the essay covers examples of Vygotsky's theories within a classroom setting, as well as implications and lasting results from his work.

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"Vygotsky's theories can be categorized into three major areas: zone of proximal development, language, and social interactions. The zone of proximal development also referred to as ZPD, "is the distance between the most difficult task a child can do alone and the most difficult task a child can do with help" (Chapter 5: Lev Vygotsky, 82). Children that are learning a new concept can benefit from the interaction with a teacher or classmate. This process is referred to as scaffolding; when adults and peers help a child reach a new concept or skill by giving supporting information. "

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