Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding in the Classroom


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Vygotsky's theory emphasizes the importance of a more advanced other who serves as a guide to provide _____ for the learner.

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1. The difference between the tasks that an individual can accomplish alone and the tasks that they can accomplish only with the assistance of a more advanced other represents the learner's _____.

2. Using the principle of scaffolding involves which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to comprehend the characteristics of scaffolding and zone of proximal development. The quiz questions will test your knowledge on a number of different things, such as the first steps in developing zone of proximal development and the use of scaffolding.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be required to have knowledge on the following:

  • Tasks that may be completed only with the assistance of others
  • First steps in evaluating a learner's zone of proximal development
  • Principle of scaffolding

Skills Practiced

The following skills can be practiced through the worksheet and quiz combo:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as tasks that may be completed with or without assistance
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related proximal development and scaffolding lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the principle of scaffolding

Additional Learning

To better understand the concepts related to developing skills in the classroom, read through the lesson called Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding in the Classroom. This lesson will assist you to:

  • Identify the psychologist responsible for developing a theory that focuses on the development of higher mental abilities
  • Recall what the zone of proximal development is and how abilities differ
  • Review the concept of scaffolding and how it relates to zone of proximal development
  • Apply the knowledge of the lesson to a practical example of a student developing higher mental abilities
  • Learn about the different ways instructors can develop higher level skills in students