Vygotsky, Lev

Welcome to Lev Vygotsky's "Zone of Lev."

As you review the site, please check out the map of Vygotsy's childhood home and then check out the current weather there!




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Biography

Born in 1896 in the Russia, Leve Semyonovich Vygotsky grew up in Belarus. He lived a short life due to tuberculosis and died at the young age of 38. His life work was never fully appreciated in his life time due to political opposition. It was not until after his death that his work was ever acknowledge, and even then there was a period between 1934 and 1936 where his work was blacklisted by the Soviet Union.

Vygotsky had a great interest in the development of the mind, which resulted in his innovative research into Cognitive Learning. His influence in the field of educational psychology resulted from his work in Cultural Mediation and Internalization, Psychology of Play, Thought and Language and Zone of Proximal Development.

Belarus - Chilhood home of Lev Vygotsky


VYGOTSKY'S DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION

This program introduces the life, vocabulary and concepts of Lev Vygotsky. The film illustrates four basic concepts integral to his work:
1) children construct knowledge
2) learning can lead development
3) development cannot be separated from its social context
4) language plays a central role in cognitive development
Video Source:www.video.google.com


References:

Lev Vigotsky. (2010). Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia. Retrieved (2010, June 8) from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Vygotsky

 Vygotsky, Lev Semyonovich. (2009). Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, 1. Retrieved June 22, 2010 from MasterFILE Premier database.

BROSTR . "Vygotsky, L. S. (1896–1934)." Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2010 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3402800434.html




    

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