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    individuals see the world, others around them, and themselves. Though some beauty standards, such as physical appearance have been sustained. Through the lens of sociocultural theory, I will analyze how body dysmorphia has influenced three generations of women within my family. To aide my analysis, I will define and employ terms such as sociocultural theory, body image, and body dysmorphia to connect my family’s historical roots to body image and how it relates to their current perceptions and behaviors. Finally

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    When looking at sociocultural factors one is faced with a variety of models that attempt to provide a social explanation of how language is acquired. This includes an examination of such influences as the social characteristics of the setting and the learner and the social rules for second language use. While typically associated with these models, Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory, which is based in his study of psychology, does not attempt to use culture to explain how language is acquired. Instead

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    Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning “Language is the most pervasive and powerful cultural artefact that humans possess to mediate their connection to the world, to each other, and to themselves” [Lantolf & Thorne 2007:201]. The idea of mediation inherent in this notion of the language is a fundamental element of Sociocultural Theory [SCT], one of the most influential approaches to learning and mental development since the 1990s, drawing its origin from the work of soviet psychologist

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    developmental theory Piagetian theory Sociocultural theory, will help me understand more about how children develop so that I can care for them accordingly. Piaget’s fundamental assumption is on how children can actively shape their own development, they are mentally active since their birth. Piaget hypothesized four stages of development, they are sensorimotor stage; preoperational stage; concrete stage and formal operational stage. An understanding of this developmental theory can be beneficial

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    Teacher’s Role in Developing Students When choosing a job to apply to Piagetian theory and sociocultural theory, I chose the position of a dance teacher. Children of all ages join dance companies, and the experiences and interactions from this activity can have a great effect on their development. After dancing for so many years I have first hand experience on how it can influence a developing child. These two theories are important when understanding the ways in which a child develops, and this paper

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    Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory Vygotsky (1934 – 1987) Vygotsky perspective on sociocultural theory, his focal point is how culture relates with beliefs, values, traditions and skills in social surroundings and how they are passed from generation to generation. Vygotsky sates that social interaction is very important and how children socialise with each other in cooperative play and how they use communication with extended people who surround them in society. It is how children obtain ways of how

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    are aspects of several theories that could be beneficial in this scenario, as there is not simply one perfect theory (Thomas, 2005), the sociocultural theory offers the most effective solutions to the scenario. It would have created a positive learning experience for most, if not all of the class. Children need to be supported and be able to learn through sharing their ideas, thoughts and experiences and participate in meaningful learning experiences. As the sociocultural theory focuses on learning

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    The sociocultural theory was developed by a theorist named Lev Vygotsky. Vygotsky was born in 1896 and was from the former Soviet Union. He was a psychologist who had an abundance of ideas and put them into many theories and writings. Although Vygotsky died from tuberculosis at the young age of thirty-eight, his most prominent work was done in a short period of ten years. When he died in 1934, the Soviet Union held most of his work and it was not until about 1960 that his work was translated into

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    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

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    organization, such as a school. Culture is similarly generically defined as the beliefs, customs, and attitudes of a group of people or an organization. A deeper perspective encompasses sociocultural theory, where the social and cultural context of a person’s thought and actions are considered. According to sociocultural theory, we do not live in a vacuum. Interaction with social forces, or those omnipresent social influences that surround us, goes a long way toward explaining our attitudes, character, knowledge

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