Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context

Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context

by Alex Kozulin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521821312

ISBN-13: 9780521821315

Pub. Date: 09/15/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Innovative ideas in educational psychology, learning, and instruction, originally formulated by Russian psychologist and educator Lev Vygotsky, are currently enjoying unprecedented popularity in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Russia. An international team of scholarly contributors provides comprehensive coverage of all the main concepts of Vygotsky's…  See more details below

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Innovative ideas in educational psychology, learning, and instruction, originally formulated by Russian psychologist and educator Lev Vygotsky, are currently enjoying unprecedented popularity in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Russia. An international team of scholarly contributors provides comprehensive coverage of all the main concepts of Vygotsky's sociocultural theory. They emphasize its importance for the understanding of child development, and propose specific classroom applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821315
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Series Foreword
Introduction: Sociocultural Theory and Education: Students, Teachers, and Knowledge1
1Psychological Tools and Mediated Learning15
2The Zone of Proximal Development in Vygotsky's Analysis of Learning and Instruction39
3Vygotsky's Doctrine of Scientific Concepts: Its Role for Contemporary Education65
4Some Cognitive Tools of Literacy83
5Dynamic Assessment of the Evolving Cognitive Functions in Children99
6Periods in Child Development: Vygotsky's Perspective119
7Development Through the Lifespan: A Neo-Vygotskian Approach138
8Learning and Development of Preschool Children from the Vygotskian Perspective156
9The Learning Activity in the First Years of Schooling: The Developmental Path Toward Reflection177
10Remediation Through Education: Sociocultural Theory and Children with Special Needs200
11Cultural-Historical Theory and Mathematics Education225
12Sociocultural Theory and the Practice of Teaching Historical Concepts246
13Formation of Learning Activity and Theoretical Thinking in Science Teaching267
14How Literature Discussion Shapes Thinking: ZPDs for Teaching/Learning Habits of the Heart and Mind289
15Beyond Cognition: A Vygotskian Perspective on Emotionality and Teachers' Professional Lives317
16Intrapersonal Communication and Internalization in the Second Language Classroom349
17Mediation in Cognitive Socialization: The Influence of Socioeconomic Status371
18Cultural Modeling: CHAT as a Lens for Understanding Instructional Discourse Based on African American English Discourse Patterns393
19The Relations of Learning and Student Social Class: Toward Re-"socializing" Sociocultural Learning Theory411
20Vygotsky in the Mirror of Cultural Interpretations432
Author Index451
Subject Index457

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