MathEd Studies Tag: Vygotsky

Tag: Vygotsky

What is the Zone of Proximal Development?

Vygotsky’s concept of zone of proximal development (ZPD) have been interpreted differently in research. Jean Lave and Etiene Wenger in their book Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives) classified the different interpretations in to three: Scaffolding interpretation In some studies, the zone of proximal development is interpreted as…

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Theories of Learning

In Theories of Mathematics Education: Seeking New Frontiers (Advances in Mathematics Education), Paul Ernest gave a brief synthesis of four major learning theories in mathematics education in his article Reflections on Theories of learning. He calls them theories of learning but he also acknowledges  that they are more appropriately called philosophies of math education. I’m…

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