Analysis Of Lev Vygotsky's Sociocultural Learning Theory

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Student’s Name Course [Institutional Affiliations] Professor’s Name Date Throughout the course of our studies, we have explored various theories of children and how they learn and synthesize information. I am glad that the educational process has undergone major transformations right from Leave it Beaver teaching approach to more advanced approaches. Indeed education has made significant milestone from the 1950's conventional teaching approach. From Gardener's Multiple of Intelligence to the Montessori style of instruction. Though all these principles and theories are applicable, the one that is most applicable in the classroom situation is Lev Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory. There are various elements of Vygotsky’s sociocultural learning theory that are appropriate in the classrooms. His central premise is that the interactions that the child experiences are important in motivating the advancement of his or her thinking skills. The central aspect of the communication is the application of the instructional dialogue in communicating with the child (Gajdamaschko, 2015, p. 48). The best method of applying Vygotsky's hypothesis is through group work. Thus this is the approach I plan to apply the most. The group work can be proficient in various ways, but the most common three include; Peer to peer, Parents/family, and Community. Learners work in groups or small pairs. Offer learners a chance to share with each other their ideas, perceptions, and beliefs.
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