Socio-cultural Assessment

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Socio-cultural assessment is realising and understanding the way a child responds to challenges and change. Their responses and perceptions are based on the world in which they live. Their understanding of the world comes from the values and beliefs of the adults, community, socio-economic status, education and culture that surround them. (Mooney, 2000). When making an assessment on an individual child it is necessary to consider the background and culture in which they exist. Berger (2005), states that "human development results from dynamic interactions between developing persons and their surrounding society and culture." (p.45). Every child is influenced by their own individual socio-cultural and historical environments. Infants are …show more content…

(Berger, 2005). The teacher 's role within the socio-cultural framework is to support the learner by providing content that is neither too simple nor too hard for them to attempt. In this way, the learner is elevated from their current level to a higher level of understanding and cognitive development through scaffolding.

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