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LESSON 2FIRST LANGUAGEACQUISITION (FLA) ANDLITERACY DEVELOPMENT
SOCIOCULTURCONSTRUCTIVM
InPiaget’s viewoflearning and languageacquisition iscenteredon the children’schanges of logicalthinkingthrough fourstages based onmaturationand
JeanPiaget
whileVygotsky’s viewiscentered onthe role of cultureand social interactions ofchildren with other childrenand adults in the environment.Vygotsky even argued thatchildren’s speechis a majortool in their development of
Lev Vygotsky
Lev Vygotskyproposed asociocultural model ofhuman,and especially cognitive,development and reflected Marxistbeliefs in the social and culturalbases of individual development(Vasta et al, 1999)He emphasized the importance ofprivate speech,childrentalkingto themselves for turningshared
Vygotsky’s theoryimplies that cognitivedevelopment and the ability touse thought to control one’s ownactionsrequired first amastery of culturalcommunication systemsand then learningto use
Heexplained that everyindividual haszone ofproximal development( ZPD)–the gap betweenactual ability(AA),something that learners cando on their own andpotential ability(PA)
A childwithouta scaffoldwillcontinue interacting with theseobjects from the environmentbutwill fail to acquire importantvocabulary that will enable themto interact and communicatewith others later in life.
Slavin(1997) derives some implications ofVygotskian theory in teaching-learning processto support children’s language acquisition anddevelopment.

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