Discussion #4, Continued Work on Vygotsky
A. Why is it important as a teacher to understand what children are:
- interested in?
- thinking about?
- attempting to create or problem-solve?
- how does this knowledge support further development?
B. Note teaching strategies that enable you to learn about the child or children’s thinking:
- decriptive language, narration
- waiting for the child’s or children’s language, response
- open-ended relevant questions based on the child’s perspective
- assistance with relevant additional materials
C. Vygotsky’s theories of learning are based on adult: child relationships and peer:peer interactions, what is the value in learning and advancing development through:
- specific and meaningful grasp of what the child is focused on
- opportunity for further experience supported by Amplification
- scaffolding as assistance through the child’s perspective
- intentional in the strategies and support to assist children in entering the Zone of Proximal Development