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There is a Russian theorist, who theorizes that all people have what he calls the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD).  ZPD is “the distance between the actual developmental level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers” (Vygotsky, 1978b, p. mais 700 palavras

Lace Knitting

The Mediation of Learning: When Tools Become Meaningful - A Posthuman Meditation

After a little bit of a break I am back to my writing/thinking about posthuman approaches to understanding higher education learning.  In the previous post… mais 651 palavras

Higher Education

Vygotsky -- Zone of Proximal Development

Psychologist Lev Vygotsky introduced “Zone of Proximal Development” (ZPD) which is a concept that differentiates what a learner can do on their own versus what they can do with aided help. mais 384 palavras

Four Things Parents Can Learn From the Psychologist Lev Vygotsky

There are lots of different educational philosophies out there for parents to navigate: Waldorf, Montessori, Charlotte Mason, Reggio Emilio, etc.

Now there’s a new kid on the block: the Vygotskian approach, which is used in the increasingly popular preschool curriculum… mais 812 palavras

Children's Learning

#rhizo15 week one - Subjectives and resuscitation

Beak to beak resuscitation?
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I am finally resuscitating my blog for #rhizo15. This seems a rather good occasion to do something I was meant to do quite a while ago! mais 674 palavras


Classroom based research is crucial for the development of pedagogical theories which inform educator’s practice. What follows is a brief explanation of my research into dialogic theories of learning related to textual analysis in philosophy and theology (called RE throughout) carried out at the University of Cambridge. mais 1.404 palavras