Child Development Theorist Project
Who is Lev vygotsky?
Where was Lev Vygotsky Born
Birth and Death
Born: November 17, 1896, Orsha, Belarus
Died: June 11, 1934, Moscow, Russia
What was Lev Vygotsky known for in Child development & education
Interests were quite diverse, but often centered on topics of child development and education. He also explored such topics as the psychology of art and language development.
Some of the major theories developed by Lev Vygotsky include
Sociocultural Theory: Human development results from a dynamic interaction between individuals and society. through this interaction, children learn gradually and continuously from parent and teachers. this learning however can vary from one culture to the next. it is important to note that vygotsky theory emphasizes the dynamic nature of interaction. Society dosn't just impact people; people also impact their society
Zone Of Proximal Development : Is the distance between actual development level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or on collaboration with more capable peers. Parents and teachers can foster learning by providing educational opportunities that lie within a child's zone of proximal development
Contributions To Psychology
much of Lev Vygotskys work is still being discovered and explored today. While he was a contemporary of Skinner, Pavlov,Freud and Piaget, his work never attained their level of eminence during his lifetime. Part of this was because his work was often criticized by the Communist Party in Russia, and so his writings were largely inaccessible to the Western world. His premature death at age 38 also contributed to his obscurity.Despite this, his work has continued to grow in influence since his death, particularly in the fields of developmental and educational psychology.
Proximal Development image goes with first video , better to understand if you watch the video then see the image
2nd video also goes with proximal development