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Sociocultural Theory

Vygotsky's way of thinking

Laura Dyrhood

on 20 September 2012

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Lev Vgotsky Socio-cultural Cognitive Theory 1896-1934 His theory emphasizes how culture and social interactions guide cognitive development Russian Psychologist Cultural Mediation Cultural Tools Zone of Proximal Development distance between root and scaffolding also known as "ZPD" Scaffolding Resources Indirect questions Thought and Language Language is fundamental to a child's cognitive growth. way of doing things the environment effects the way one learns Change in level of support http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Vygotsky Most important contribution to his theory Inter-relationship of language development and thought Thought or "inner speech" is the result of language http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-language-shapes-thought http://psychology.about.com/od/profilesmz/p/vygotsky.htm Unique Culture Norms Intellectual adaptation http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html
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