My Little Genius

Lev Vygotsky

Lev Vygotsky believes that group dynamics forms an integral part of learning. His studies proved that isolated children did not achieve the milestones that children learning in groups achieved.

Vygotsky credited social interactions as having a fundamental role in the development of cognition. He discovered that learning at a social level occurred before learning at an individual level. The learning must first originate as actual relationships between individuals, called interpsychological experiences. Then, the learning transfers to the inside of the child, called intrapsychological experience. Instructors recognise the extrinsic and intrinsic learning that happens in a classroom. Children need to see concepts many times in many different formats before the concept is internalised, to be retrieved and used. Vygotsky realised that the range of skills that can be developed with adult guidance or peer collaboration far exceeds what can be attained alone.

The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is the distance between a child’s ability to perform a task under adult guidance and/or with peer collaboration and the child’s ability in solving the problem independently. According to Vygotsky, learning occurs in this zone. Instructors and parents act as guides as children attain competence in a specific task. Scaffolding is the structure or guidance of a more experienced person. There are many different ways of scaffolding, including breaking the tasks into smaller steps, providing motivation and encouragement and providing feedback about the progress as the child develops.

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