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Vygotsky's Perspective

Chapter 2 - Group 2

David Fai

on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of Vygotsky's Perspective

Vygotsky's Perspective Social Sources (Z)one of (P)romixal
(D)evelopment in Learning and development Lev Semenovich Vygotsky By David Fai Russian Psychologist Banned from Russia for referencing Western psychologists Human activities take place in cultural settings and cannot be understood apart from these settings Development - The transformation of socially shared activities into 3 internalized processes: Zone of Proximal Development of individual thinking Cultural Tools Every Function

in a child's Cultural
Development appears twice! On the social level between People.
(interpsychological) On the individual level (intrapsychological) First Second voluntary attention logical memory concepts Technical tools Psychological tools Language is the most important symbol system in the cultural tool kit:
necessary for other tools
transforms as one engages in social activities
provides a way to express ideas, the categories and concepts of thinking
links the past with the future Cultural Toolkit
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