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Then and Now: My Journey in Constructivism

ZPD, MKO, scaffolding, modeling; these are but a few principle in Constructivism that allows for greater teaching and maximized learning for students. My limited knowledge in these principles enables me to critique and reflect on my previous practices as an ESL teacher before. 324 more words

EDS 103 - Theories Of Learning

I is for Intersubjectivity

If I had to reduce language learning to the bare essentials and then construct a methodology around those essentials, it might look something like this (from Edmund White’s autobiographical novel… 1,102 more words

English Language Teaching

EDU 6136 Content Methods: Course Reflection

H2 – Honor student access to content material

{1}I interpret this standard in the following way: Each student’s access to content material is different based on each child’s unique range of skills and abilities.  722 more words


EDU 6136: Course Reflection

H2 – Honor student access to content material [1]. This is one of the most important HOPE standards to me because it is all about delivering the content to students in a way that they actually utilize it and do something with it [1]. 850 more words

Zone Of Proximal Development

The Power of a Skillfully Scaffolded Lesson - An Interview with Chris Depew

The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is defined as the gap between what a learner has already mastered (the actual level of development) and what he or she can achieve when provided with educational support (potential development). 1,552 more words


New edition of Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education

This month we are publishing the second edition of Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education by Merrill Swain, Penny Kinnear and Linda Steinman. In this post, the authors tell us how the new edition came about and also how their students have responded to the textbook in their classes. 501 more words

Applied Linguistics

The Zone of Proximal Development

During a child’s transformation throughout childhood, I find it ridiculous that Jean Piaget divided children into the preoperational and concrete stages. I understand that children sometimes see objects and grasp concepts different. 336 more words

Human Development