Vygotsky's Influence On Child Development

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In day to day living, especially in this day and time, the progression of the child or children is the utmost concern of most caretakers, other at home family and without a doubt the main parents or guardians of the child in question. Everything is done with the best ability and knowledge of the mentioned above persons in order for the child or children to make sure that they are moving along at the proper or excelling at the rate of obtaining the skills needed to move on to the next step in living their lives independently, to get other concepts down that will be helpful later on in life or even just being able to go from crawling to walking is a huge stage in development. No matter what development is always monitored in the child and that…show more content…
Scaffolding, according to Abbott, who is the editor of The Glossary of Educational Reform, is a variety of techniques used to help a student or students to move on at the proper or excelled pace for stronger and deeper understanding and having greater independence of the learning process. In short scaffolding has been and continues to be a gigantic impact and wise move made in the school system and by teachers who truly care about their students go to infinity and beyond in their learning and education. Scaffolding is very closely related to Vygotsky’s ZPD which stands for Zone of Proximal Development Santrock (2011). The ZPD shows the range of ability, skills and other tasks that the child, children, or students can perform on their own without out an adult or a guide by the student’s side to help them Santrock (2011). In this case this is will be the classroom and the students and how well they can perform what is taught to them, if they can understand will little to no help and even tested what the classroom grades would look like. If one student struggles with a certain area, like math, for example, then the teacher should set time aside and explain in a way that can be understood for the student. It should also be noted that not all students will grasp concepts in the same way. Bob may understand a math or science problem the way it was taught out loud in class, but Susie may get it in a complete different way when the teacher has a one on one with her and come up with a different way for Susie to
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