Vygotsky: Profile & Summary
and the more evolutionized, sociocultural development is of great personal
and professional intererest to me as I continue to work with international
college students. Vygotsky pioneered the research of working within rather
than across cultural settings giving rise to the notion that it is the
external influences that are internalized during development. However,
not only does the parent influence the child in his theories, but the
child also influences the parent, thus creating a theory of a changing
culture through time. It is this contextual cultural development that
helps us understand the perspectives of the many students who take the
risk of adapting to new cultural norms.
The following links
give information on Vygotsky's life (important to his theoretical development)
as well as an overview of his theories, documents written by Vygotsky
himself, and some more detailed explanations of his work and how they
influence the educational environments of today.
For more information
on Vygotsky, consult the following links:
of Vygotsky's Developmental Theory Though this site is mainly used
for ordering informational films, the outline of Vygotsky's theory shown
here is worth a look.
Social Constructivism at a glance Here, Vygotsky's three principle
assumptions are outlined as well as possible uses for these assumptions
in the classroom.
in depth This offers a more in depth view of Vygotsky's sociocultural
perspective concentrating on his principle element that cultural development
is not an independent variable.
Theory On this site Vygotsky's theory of development is explored
as well as applications of this theory to education. A further breakdown
of definitions is given in each explanation to better illustrate his
slide show Highlights a complete textbook overview from a course
taught at Edmond Community College in Lynnwood, Washington
from the source
Educational Theory If you read nothing else, please read this link.
It gives a brief summary of eight key theoretical concepts as they pertain
to Vygotsky's theory of education.
Vygotsky, Vygotsky This links to the web page I could only dream
of making. For everything you ever wanted to know and more about Vygotsky,
this site is it!