Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context
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Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context by Alex Kozulin
Book DescriptionThis 2003 book comprehensively covers all major topics of Vygotskian educational theory and its classroom applications. Particular attention is paid to the Vygotskian idea of child development as a consequence rather than premise of learning experiences. Such a reversal allows for new interpretations of the relationships between cognitive development and education at different junctions of the human life span. It also opens new perspectives on atypical development, learning disabilities, and assessment of children's learning potential. Classroom applications of Vygotskian theory are discussed in the book. Teacher training and the changing role of a teacher in a sociocultural classroom is discussed in addition to the issues of teaching and learning activities and peer interactions. Relevant research findings from the US, Western Europe, and Russia are brought together to clarify the possible new applications of Vygotskian ideas in different disciplinary areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521528832
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alex Kozulin
Rigorous Mathematical Thinking, Paperback (June 2008)
The first book to present mathematics teaching from Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory of learning perspective.
Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context, Hardback (September 2003)
This 2003 book comprehensively covers all major topics of Vygotskian educational theory and its classroom applications.
Psychological Tools, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Alex Kozulin
This text argues that the concept of "psychological tools" offers a way to analyze cross-cultural differences in thought and to develop practical strategies for educating immigrant children from widely different cultures.
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