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Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context

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Part of Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives

Alex Kozulin, Boris Gindis, Vladimir S. Ageyev, Suzanne M. Miller, Seth Chaiklin, Yuriy V. Karpov, Kieran Egan, Natalia Gajdamaschko, Carol S. Lidz , Holbrook Mahn, Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong, Galina Zuckerman, Jean Schmittau, Jacques Haenen, Hubert Schrijuemakers, Job Stufkens, Hartmut Giest, Joaclum Lompscher, Anne DiPardo, Christine Potter, James P. Lantolf, Pedro R. Portes, Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur, Carol D. Lee, Carolyn P. Panofsky
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  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521821315

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  • This 2003 book comprehensively covers all major topics of Vygotskian educational theory and its classroom applications. Particular attention is paid to the Vygotskian idea of child development as a consequence rather than premise of learning experiences. Such a reversal allows for new interpretations of the relationships between cognitive development and education at different junctions of the human life span. It also opens new perspectives on atypical development, learning disabilities, and assessment of children's learning potential. Classroom applications of Vygotskian theory are discussed in the book. Teacher training and the changing role of a teacher in a sociocultural classroom is discussed in addition to the issues of teaching and learning activities and peer interactions. Relevant research findings from the US, Western Europe, and Russia are brought together to clarify the possible new applications of Vygotskian ideas in different disciplinary areas.

    • Cutting edge applications
    • Most recent empirical work to support Vygotskian theory
    • New applications to issues of race, class, and ethnicity
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    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521821315
    • length: 496 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 158 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.767kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Series Foreword
    Introduction: sociocultural theory and education: students, teachers and knowledge Alex Kozulin, Boris Gindis, Vladimir S. Ageyev, and Suzanne M. Miller
    Part I. Concepts and Paradigms:
    1. Psychological tools and mediated learning Alex Kozulin
    2. The zone of proximal development in Vygotsky's analysis of learning and instruction Seth Chaiklin
    3. Vygotsky's doctrine of scientific concepts: its role for contemporary education Yuriy V. Karpov
    4. Some cognitive tools of literacy Kieran Egan and Natalia Gajdamaschko
    5. Dynamic assessment of the evolving cognitive functions in children Carol S. Lidz and Boris Gindis
    Part II. Development and Learning:
    6. Periods in child development: Vygotsky's perspective Holbrook Mahn
    7. Development through the lifespan: a neo-Vygotskian approach Yuriy V. Karpov
    8. Learning and development of preschool children from the Vygotskian perspective Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong
    9. The learning activity in the first years of schooling: the developmental path towards reflection Galina Zuckerman
    10. Remediation though education: socio/cultural theory and children with special needs Boris Gindis
    Part III. Sociocultural Theory Application in the Classroom:
    11. Cultural-historical theory and mathematics education Jean Schmittau
    12. Socio/cultural theory and the practice of teaching historical concepts Jacques Haenen, Hubert Schrijuemakers, and Job Stufkens
    13. Formation of learning activity and theoretical thinking in science teaching Hartmut Giest and Joaclum Lompscher
    14. How literature discussion shapes thinking: ZPDs for teaching/learning habits of the heart and mind Suzanne M. Miller
    15. Beyond cognition: a Vygotskian perspective on emotionality and teachers' professional lives Anne DiPardo and Christine Potter
    Part IV. Diverse Learners and Contexts of Education:
    16. Interpersonal communication and internalization in the second language classroom James P. Lantolf
    17. Mediation in cognitive socialization: the influence of socioeconomic status Pedro R. Portes and Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur
    18. Cultural modeling: CHAT as a lens for understanding instructional discourse based on African-American English discourse patterns Carol D. Lee
    19. The relations of learning and student social class: toward re-'socializing' sociocultural learning theory Carolyn P. Panofsky
    20. Vygotsky in the mirror of cultural interpretations Vladimir S. Agayev
    Indexes.

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    • Learning and Cognition
  • Editors

    Alex Kozulin, International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential, Jerusalem

    Boris Gindis, Touro College, New York

    Vladimir S. Ageyev, State University of New York, Buffalo

    Suzanne M. Miller, State University of New York, Buffalo

    Contributors

    Alex Kozulin, Boris Gindis, Vladimir S. Ageyev, Suzanne M. Miller, Seth Chaiklin, Yuriy V. Karpov, Kieran Egan, Natalia Gajdamaschko, Carol S. Lidz , Holbrook Mahn, Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong, Galina Zuckerman, Jean Schmittau, Jacques Haenen, Hubert Schrijuemakers, Job Stufkens, Hartmut Giest, Joaclum Lompscher, Anne DiPardo, Christine Potter, James P. Lantolf, Pedro R. Portes, Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur, Carol D. Lee, Carolyn P. Panofsky

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