The ZPD and whole class teaching: Teacher-led and student-led interactional mediation of tasks

@inproceedings{Guk2007TheZA,
  title={The ZPD and whole class teaching: Teacher-led and student-led interactional mediation of tasks},
  author={I. V. Guk and David Raymond Kellogg},
  year={2007}
}
Vygotsky's `zone of proximal development (ZPD)' has become associated with the individual `scaffolding' of learners. As a result, because teachers need to teach the whole class, many public school teachers have had to dismiss the concept as unworkable. Yet Vygotsky himself was chiefly concerned with public school teaching and firmly rejected the idea of a `pedagogical duet' between learner and teacher. He also dismissed the teacher who attempted to provide the ensemble of learning content by… CONTINUE READING

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