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Learning Enviornments Module 4 Bridgett Cox
Hi, I am Lev Vygotsky, My "social development theory argues that social interaction proceeds development; consciousness and cognition are the end product of socialization and social behavior." (2014)
The "Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)" is the difference between the students ability to preform a task with guidance and their ability to perform it independently. (2014)
The "More Knowledgeable Other (MKO)" refers to the person who has a better understanding of the concept. (2014)
Vygotsky believed that the teacher should be the "MKO" that guides a student toward understanding. I think that Project Based Learning is a great example of this that I use in my own classroom.
Thoughts to take home... -According to Vygotsky, social interaction is vital in the classroom -There are many different ways teachers can reach a students ZPD to ensure the student is challenged and engaged in learning. -"Learning takes place as teachers provide the support students need to carry out tasks independently." (Freeman, 2011)
References Social Development Theory (Vygotsky) - Learning Theories. (2014). Retrieved February 03, 2016, from http://www.learning-theories.com/vygotskys -social-learning-theory.html Freeman, D. E., & Freeman, Y. S. (2011). Between worlds: Access to second language acquisition (3rd. ed.). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
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