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Author Bodrova, Elena.

Title Tools of the mind : the Vygotskian approach to early childhood education / Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong
Edition Second edition
Published Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  372.21 Bod/Tot 2007  AVAILABLE
Description xix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The Vygotskian framework : the cultural-historical theory of development -- Acquiring mental tools and higher mental functions -- The Vygotskian framework and other theories of development and learning -- Strategies for development and learning -- The zone of proximal development -- Tactics : using mediators -- Tactics : using language -- Tactics : using shared activities -- Developmental accomplishments and leading activity : infants and toddlers -- Supporting the developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers -- Developmental accomplishments and the leading activity : preschool and kindergarten -- Supporting developmental accomplishments in preschool and kindergarten -- Developmental accomplishments and the leading activity in the primary grades -- Supporting the developmental accomplishments in the primary grades -- Dynamic assessment : application of the zone of proximal development
Summary "This unique text provides in-depth information about major concepts and principles of the cultural-historical theory developed by Lev Vygotsky, his students and colleagues, as well as three generations of neo-Vygotskian scholars in Russia and in the West. Tools of the Mind enables teachers to arm young children with the mental tools necessary for learning."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Vygotskiĭ, L. S. (Lev Semenovich), 1896-1934.
Early childhood education -- Philosophy.
Child development.
Constructivism (Education)
Learning, Psychology of.
Early childhood education -- Activity programs.
Genre/Form Drama.
Author Leong, Deborah.
LC no. 2006021779
ISBN 0130278041 alkaline paper