Category Archives: Socio-cultural theory

Scaffolding Social and Emotional Learning to reduce Bullying: A Sociocultural perspective

A sociocultural perspective, Vygotsky, framed the qualitative study, to understand how to create ‘shared affective spaces’ as an enabling factor to scaffold within the zone of proximal development. Social and emotional learning is conceptualised as a social concept, focusing on … Continue reading

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Explaining the Dialogic Processes of Teaching and Learning: Sociocultural Theory

Within the broad field of research on learning, culture and social interaction, sociocultural theory is now commonly used as an explanatory conceptual framework. In this article we begin by setting out the essential elements of this theory as it applies … Continue reading

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Both Dialogic and Dialectic

Wertsch’s sociocultural anthropology, grounded in a theory of mind which owes much to the ideas of Vygotsky and Bakhtin, has enabled a rich understanding of classroom learning in terms of ‘growing semiotic control’ and ‘mastery of the mediational means’. This … Continue reading

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Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory

Lev Vygotsky created a theory of psychological development that has become increasingly influential in recent decades. The theory is viewed by some psychologists and pedagogues as alternative way to understand the development of children and adults in a way that … Continue reading

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Vygotsky’s Theory of Cognitive Development

Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development is recognized as one of the most innovative psychological theories of the twentieth century. The theory is based on the assumption that culture plays a major role in cognitive development. Each period in child development … Continue reading

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Dialogue and the Development of Children’s Thinking: A Sociocultural Approach

This book draws on extensive research to provide a ground-breaking new account of the relationship between dialogue and children’s learning development. It closely relates the research findings to real-life classrooms, so that it is of practical value to teachers and … Continue reading

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