Social Constructivism

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What does the social constructivism theory outline?
Cognition develops in a social context where social interaction plays a fundamental role in cognitive devleopment
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What does Vygotsky believe about language?
He emphasises the role of language in cognitive development and argues that language develops from conversation
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What does the ZPD mean?
It is the gap between what children can do alone and what they can achieve with instruction
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What will the ZPD help with?
With providing assistance it will give the child that boost to achieve that specific task
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What does scaffolding mean?
Matching your assistance to learners needs
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Vygotsky uses the notion of scaffolding. How can practitioners support this?
Help learners with the support they need to move forward and encourage students to do more on their own
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What does Vygotsky say about teachers and the classroom?
teachers play an active role, the classroom should provide a variety of learning resources and materials and the classroom culture provides cognitive tools (language, social context)
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Who originally proposed the scaffolding theory?
Bruner
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