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Lev Vygotsky

A look at Lev Vygotsky and his impact on Child Development

Timothy Tomaino

on 28 November 2010

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Lev Vygotsky Soviet psychologist November 17 1896 – June 11, 1934 Founder of Cultural-historical Psychology Orsha, in the Russian Empire (today in Belarus) Vygotsky was influenced by his tutor who taught though Socratic dialougue, or the use of posed questions. Leading him to... Moscow State University Then He worked at the Institute of Psychology Cognitive development The Work of Vygotsky Wrote Numinous Books (6 volumes in total) Among them... Internalization The Process of taking external activity and speech and making it internal and executed mentally What happens when thought is not nurtured into language Raise Jewish
Therefore faced strong goverment regulation and
discrimanation But also shared a rich culture background with his community Graduating in the same year as the Russian Revolution
Vygotsky was an avid Marxist who supported, the
"equalizing of power" Social Speech According to Vgotsky Private Speech What we hear others saying What we say to ourselves Two types of speech Two types of speech Like driving a car Explain the steps to yourself, while you are trying to do a task Mediation is the process with which a child builds learning though steps. First the child sees a adult driving

Then the learn the theory and laws
involded with driving

Lastly they are allowed to practice and finally
drive Zone of Proximal Development Work child is capable of by independent work Work child is able to do with assistance ZPD Dynamic/Changing As a teacher always give challenging material, and a lot of help Were has his work lead? Scaffolding Building new learnings on former learnings Deeper understanding of the conectiion between interenal and external thought Exploring: The Zone of Proximal Developement Break up into small groups of three Assign one person the teacher and the remaining students will be students The teacher will now ask the students to solve for "a" in the following:
4a=24(8+16) Now work with the students
(without directly giving them the answer)
to solve the problems Your "students" ZPD Made of two boundaries What they accomplished,
on their own What they accomplished, with guided help
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