What is the zone of proximal development? elt sociocultural theory the zone of proximal development vygotsky zpd Oct 22, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

A limited view

The zone of proximal development (ZPD) and Krashen’s notion of i + 1 are sometimes misunderstood as expressing the same idea (Lantolf, Thorne & Poehner, 2015). The main difference between the two concepts is that the ZPD focuses on what learners can...

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What is the sociocultural theory of learning? elt sociocultural theory Aug 26, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

A limited view

A common misconception of the sociocultural theory of learning (SCT) is the idea that learners passively receive knowledge from experts, that is teachers or other adults, and that learning is basically a passive copying process.

This misconception is mainly due to...

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