An Introduction to Vygotsky

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Taylor & Francis US, 1996 - Psychology - 290 pages
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Vygotsky's legacy is an exciting but often confusing fusion of ideas. An Introduction to Vygotsky provides students with an accessible overview of his work combining reprints of key journal and text articles with editorial commentary and suggested further reading. Harry Daniels explores Vygotsky's work against a backdrop of political turmoil in the developing USSR. Major elements discussed include the use of the "culture" concept in social development theory and the implications of Vygotsky's theories for teaching, learning and assessment. Academics and students at all levels will find this an essential key source of information.
 

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Contents

an introduction
28
Pragmatism and dialectical materialism in language
75
Vygotsky
99
Bakhtin Vygotsky
123
Practice person social world
143
The zone of proximal development as basis for instruction
171
a taxonomy of approaches and
219
Joint involvement episodes as context for development
251
Name index
281
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Harry Daniels is Professor of Education: Culture and Pedagogy and Director of Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Research Theory at the University of Bath, UK.

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