|Zygotsky, Lev 1896-1934|| "the Mozart of psychology" At age 17, nicknamed, "The little professor." University of Moscow. |
"A genius. After more than half of acentury in science, noone even approaches his incredible analytical ability and foresight in psychological construction theory." Alexander Lurra
|Paradigm of Contructivism...||...asserts that meaning is constructed by the subject rather than existing externally and waiting to be discovered. (Piaget, Brunner fellow theorists) (meaning, constructed, subject, externally, discovered )|
|ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development)|| ...defines those functions that have not yet matured but are in the process of maturation, "buds that will become fruits".|
The distance between independent developmental level and actual developmental level via COLLABORATION.