Tools of Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education / Edition 2

Tools of Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education / Edition 2

by Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong
     
 

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental

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As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia.

FEATURES:

  • Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the “Zone of Proximal Development,” (ZPD).
  • Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach.
  • The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget.
  • Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780130278043
    Publisher:
    Pearson
    Publication date:
    09/28/2006
    Edition description:
    Revised
    Pages:
    256
    Sales rank:
    128,486
    Product dimensions:
    7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
    Age Range:
    18 Years

    Table of Contents

    SECTION I The Vygotskian Framework: The Cultural-Historical Theory of Development

    Chapter 1 Introduction to the Vygotskian Approach

    Chapter 2 Acquiring Mental Tools and Higher Mental Functions

    Chapter 3 The Vygotskian Framework and Other Theories of Development and Learning

    SECTION II Strategies for Development and Learning

    Chapter 4 The Zone of Proximal Development

    Chapter 5 Tactics: Using Mediators

    Chapter 6 Tactics: Using Language

    Chapter 7 Tactics: Using Shared Activities

    SECTION III Applying the Vygotskian Approach to Development and Learning in Early Childhood

    Chapter 8 Developmental Accomplishments and Leading Activity: Infants and Toddlers

    Chapter 9 Supporting the Developmental Accomplishments of Infants and Toddlers

    Chapter 10 Developmental Accomplishments and the Leading Activity: Preschool and Kindergarten

    Chapter 11 Supporting the Developmental Accomplishments in Preschool and Kindergarten

    Chapter 12 Developmental Accomplishments and the Leading Activity: Primary Grades

    Chapter 13 Supporting the Developmental Accomplishments in the Primary Grades

    Chapter 14 Dynamic Assessment: Application of the Zone of Proximal Development

    Epilogue

    Glossary

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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