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Lecture 11

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 335
Professor
Hoyer
Semester
Winter

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Chapter8LanguageAcquisitionVygotskysPerspectiveViewed cognitive development as a result of social interactions Proposed children learn through guided participation working with mentors to solve problems Suggested children gradually grow intellectually and begin to function on their ownContended that the nature of the partnership between developing children and adults and peers is determined largely by cultural and societal factors The Zone of Proximal DevelopmentScaffolding Foundations of Cognitive Development the process of scaffolding not only helps children solve specific problems but aids in the development of their overall cognitive abilitiesHow to Solve a PuzzleGuidance and motivation Structure the task to make the solution more attainable provide motivation Guided participation partners tutor and child interact The tutor is sensitive and responsive to the needs of the child eventually because of such mutuality the child is able to succeed independently
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