Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education / Edition 2 by Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong

Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education / Edition 2 by Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and...

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ISBN-13:9780130278043
Publisher:Pearson
Publication date:10/04/2006
Edition description:Revised
Pages:256
Sales rank:153,207
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:18 Years
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Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education / Edition 2

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia.

FEATURES:

  • Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the “Zone of Proximal Development,” (ZPD).
  • Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach.
  • The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget.
  • Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.