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#3quotes from Vygotsky

Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky is revered as a notable pioneer of research into learning and cognitive development. Although his writings were suppressed in the West for several decades, they eventually emerged in the 70s, representative of a progressive view of constructivism, in which the social was seen as a major influence on learning.His seminal work Mind in Society (1978) has been widely cited although not widely read, but it is important to draw Vygotsky's ideas from their origin. Her...
Tags: Social, School, Learning, Education, Teaching, West, eLearning, Cultural, Vygotsky, ZPD, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Constructivism, Lev Vygotsky, Mind in Society, Harvard University Press Previous

Excavating knowledge

Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories of learning can be useful in helping us to understand the possibilities of learning, and also to guide teachers in their pedagogical practice. But to which theories should we subscribe? Furthermore, in the digital age where every aspect of our lives is governed by technology, do the theories from the last century still have relevance? The following exploration of the theory known as 'constructivism' may present some clues:Learning relies on the individual...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Web, Teaching, Accommodation, eLearning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Assimilation

Connected learning

Image from PXhere Connected learning is currently a popular phrase in education. It's the theme of my keynote speech to the EADL conference in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2019. Learning in the digital age involves a lot of technology, but fundamentally the role of the learner is still to explore, discover and acquire knowledge. Through technology, we can connect not only with content but also context - people, resources and ideas, and we can also share our own ideas for discussion and further...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Scaffolding, Pedagogy, Algorithm, eLearning, Connected, Tallinn Estonia, Piaget, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, MKO

Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d

Continuing our exploration of social learning. Vygotsky argues that learning precedes development. As developmental processes lag behind learning processes, less experienced or developed individuals can often carry out tasks with the help of others when they can not accomplish these tasks independently. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.
Tags: eLearning, Vygotsky

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.
Tags: eLearning, E-learning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Learning Theory, Learning Styles, Jerome Bruner, Constructivism, Cognitive Revolution

Vygotsky, Mandelstam, and tainopis.

Mark Willis of Blind Flaneur has an essay called A Word is the Search for It: Vygotsky, Mandelstam, and the Renewal of Motive which sucked me in with its focus on Mandelstam and intrigued me by combining him with the psychologist Lev Vygotsky, who I’ve never read (though I have one of his books) but who’s always sounded interesting. The essay begins with the fatal “Stalin Epigram” (see this LH post) and moves on to Vygotsky’s daring use of an epigram from a Mandelstam poem: The lines come from ...
Tags: Russia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Stalin, Osip Mandelstam, Mandelstam, Pushkin, Vygotsky, Akhmatova, Lev Vygotsky, Mark Willis, Vygotsky Mandelstam, Roberta Reeder, Gumilev, Mandelstam Vygotsky, Velemir Khlebnikov

Better together

Photo by US Dept of Agriculture on Flickr Social learning is one of the vital components of contemporary learning and development. None of us lives in a vacuum, and we are better, stronger and wiser when we learn and work together.Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1978) argued that we learn best when we are immersed in a socially rich, culturally relevant environment. Language is key, as is context. So is the social connection between those who are learning, and those who are supporting ...
Tags: Learning, Training, Development, Cambridge, eLearning, Organisation, Dialogic, Vygotsky, ZPD, Instruction, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Albert Bandura, Lev Vygotsky, Activity Learning, US Dept of Agriculture on Flickr Social

Diverse books in school libraries

Diversity continues to be a huge topic in the media. Each year seems to spark new debates about everything from the racial makeup of award nominee lists, to the people who are allowed into different countries. The wave of popularity surrounding this subject impacts upon every sphere of life and culture, including books and libraries. Campaigns have sprung up like #WeNeedDiverseBooks, aiming to highlight a perceived lack of diverse books—books that reflect a wide range of backgrounds and experien...
Tags: Books, UK, Featured, Education, Diversity, Libraries, Malorie Blackman, Literature, Librarians, School Librarians, School Libraries, American Library Association, Juno Dawson, Arts & Humanities, Vygotsky, Cultural Diversity

Tools of the Mind: Teaching Children Self-Regulation through Play

Today’s guest blog post is by Dr. Deborah Leong, Executive Director of Tools of the Mind, and coauthor with Dr. Elena Bodrova of “Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education”, and Barbara Wilder-Smith, Director of Content Development at Tools of the Mind. Tools of the Mind and First Book have partnered to make a new resource, Let’s Pretend Interactive Make-Believe Play Experiences, available to the First Book community of educators. Imagine a small boy, we’ll call him...
Tags: Books, Imagination, Guest Blog Posts, Henry, Vygotsky, SEL, Expert Voices, Tips and Resources, Grampa, Thought Leaders, Early Childhood Education, Make Believe

Scaffolds and spirals

If you're a psychologist, an educational researcher, or a teacher, you have almost certainly quoted him at some point in your career. If not, he has definitely influenced your practice in some way. He was more than a giant, he was a colossus of the world of education and psychology. His name was Jerome Seymour Bruner, and he died yesterday at the age of 100 after an illustrious and highly influential career.Bruner was one of the founding fathers of the theory of social constructivism, an approa...
Tags: Learning, Education, Scaffolding, Schools, Ross, eLearning, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Liberec Czech Republic, Tony Hisgett

How Failure Breeds Success

Our weaknesses are the source of our strengths; our failures are the roots of our successes. This is not another motivational cliché, this is a fact of history and science. Evolutionary theorists long ago concluded that the power of the human species lay in its weaknesses. Aware of their bodies’ fragility compared to that of other animals, human beings had to compensate for their powerlessness in order to survive. Individuals were too weak to hunt by themselves, so they collaborated and hunted i...
Tags: Psychology, Science, General, Greece, Failure, Aging, Success, Research, Adaptation, Evolution, Charles Darwin, Grief And Loss, Evolutionary Psychology, Brain And Behavior, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement

#LearningIs social

Humans are inherently social. We want to be accepted by others. Most of our learning is achieved within social contexts. I can't recall many examples where I have learnt something significant without the presence of others. From language acquisition, to basic numeracy and literacy skills, to more sophisticated activities such as public speaking, dining out with old friends or driving in traffic - all have been scaffolded and coached through the influence of others. Conversations are some of the...
Tags: Learning, Students, Education, Collaboration, eLearning, Stanford Prison, MASLOW, Milgram, Zimbardo, William Murphy, Lave, Vygotsky, ZPD, Connecting, Festinger, Steve Wheeler

Learning from each other

There has been extensive work around the concept of students teaching each other - otherwise known as peer learning. This approach to pedagogy has its roots in Vygotskiian Zone of Proximal Development theory, where a more knowledgeable other, whether teacher, adult or simply a better informed peer, can extend someone's learning experience beyond what they might achieve alone (Vygotsky, 1978).  But peer education can also be reciprocal. In terms of Corneli and Danoff's (2011) and Corneli (2012) ...
Tags: Learning, Berlin, Teaching, Digital Media, Problem Solving, Pedagogy, Danoff, Collaborative Learning, Peer Learning, Vygotsky, ZPD, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Vygotskiian Zone of Proximal Development, Corneli, Vygotsky L S 1978 Mind in Society Cambridge MA