Vygotsky (1978) sees the Zone of Proximal Development as the area where the most sensitive instruction or guidance should be given - allowing the child to develop skills they will then use on their own - developing higher mental functions. Vygotsky also views interaction with peers as an effective way of developing skills and strategies.Author: Saul Mcleod.
Jul 10, 2018 · The Vygotsky theory of cognitive development states that students will learn more when they receive guidance from someone with more skills in the subject they’re learning than they would if they were tackling the subject on their own. Vygotsky scaffolding is part of the education theory the zone of proximal development.
Classroom Applications of Vygotsky's Theory. Ch. 2, p. 47 Classroom Applications of Vygotsky’s Theory Vygotsky’s concept of the zone of proximal development is based on the idea that development is defined both by what a child can do independently and by what the child can do when assisted by an adult or more competent peer (Daniels, 1995; Wertsch, 1991).
Aug 23, 2018 · There are other factors pivotal to Vygotsky’s theory. One such factor is the More Knowledgeable Other (MKO), which can be an adult, teacher, or mentor who helps to shape the thinking skills with their input. The MKO sits at the upper end of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD).