1.3.1 Constructivism 2: Vygotsky and the Zone of Proximal Development

Welcome to chapter 3 of the 'Approaches to Education' module. In this chapter, we will continue our examination of the Constructivist school of thought, this time looking at Lev Vygotsky's theories with a particular focus on the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). 

Goals for this section

  • To understand Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development.

Objectives for this section

  • To be able to explain how Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development works.
  • To be able to identify ways in which the theory applies in actual teaching practice.
  • To consider ways that Vygotsky's ideas can be implemented into personal practice.

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