The Zone of Proximal Development

  title={The Zone of Proximal Development},
  author={Viktor K. Zaretskii},
  journal={Journal of Russian \& East European Psychology},
  pages={70 - 93}
  • V. K. Zaretskii
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Russian & East European Psychology
The author attempts to reconstruct the pedagogical essence of the zone of proximal development and formulates seven points that guide his elaboration and expansion on Vygotsky's thinking. The basic question dealt with in this article is what kind of adult help is appropriate and promotes the development of cooperation when children confront difficulties in learning academic subject matter. 
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