Vygotsky's Legacy: A Foundation for Research and Practice
Most educators are familiar with Lev Vygotsky's concept of the "zone of proximal development," yet the bulk of Vygotsky's pioneering theory of cognitive development largely remains unknown. This unique volume provides a systematic, authoritative overview of Vygotsky's work and its implications for educational research and practice. Major topics include how children develop higher-order thinking; the influences on cognitive development of teacher-student interactions, the family, and culture; and critical and stable periods in development from infancy through adolescence. Key concepts and research methods are explained in detail, and classroom examples and instructional suggestions are provided.
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More work needs to be done on children and their relationship with the imaginal and how this informs our understanding of the adult and their relationship with the spiritual: The fruit is ideal as ideation realized.
Cultural Signs and Symbols
Development of the Higher Psychological Functions
Speech and Cognitive Development
Development of Thinking in Concepts
Structure and Dynamics of AgeRelated Development
Development of World View and Personality
A New Way of Thinking