Unformatted text preview: Children are given opportunities to challenge themselves through concrete materials and real problems. Believed the adult, as well as the child, were important in constructing knowledge Developed the idea of ZPD (zone of proximal development) This is defined as the distance between the most difficult task a child can do alone and the most difficult task a child can do with help. Scaffolding is the idea that adults or peers can help a child develop/accommodate a new concept. By presenting material that is somewhat beyond the child’s understanding or ability and then providing support, children will over time accommodate the new concept...
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- Fall '11
- Developmental Psychology, Lev Vygotsky, Zone of proximal development, new concept