This module explores the crossroads of culture and learning as it discusses Lev Vygotsky’s theory of development.
This assignment fulfills/Supports:
Module Outcome: 1
Course Outcome: 1, 3
General Education Competencies: 1, 2, 5
For this discussion board, you will design a lesson based on your knowledge of Vygotsky’s concept of the zone of proximal development. For your inial post you will submit a “write-up” of your lesson that includes the following:
The topic of the lesson and the age group it is intended for. You can choose any topic or age group. For example, a lesson for a group of 3-year-olds might be titled “Learning to Count to 5!”.
What tasks are already mastered by this age group? Using my example above, 3-year-olds can typically count aloud to 5.
What tasks are too difficult even with help for this age group? Again, using my example- a 3-year-old is probably not able to add numbers together, subtract numbers or identify numbers beyond 5 on paper, even with help.
What tasks are in the zone of proximal development? With help, a typically developing 3-year-old can count manipulatives in order from 1-5, match quantity with the correct number, and hold up the correct number of fingers for numbers 1-5.
How will you design the lesson to maximize learning for this particular age group? This part of your lesson should include information on how scaffolding will be provided.
What will the “more-skilled partner(s)” do and say during the lesson to ensure learning occurs?
Who are the “more-skilled partner(s)” and how did you determine this?
How will you know whether the learner(s) mastered the new tasks?
Acceptable Length: Minimum of 1 typed page.
Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font
Use double line spacing in the document
1-inch margins all around
Citing Sources: You must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your submission. For this assignment, you must include reference information for your textbook. Students are permitted to use the citation builder available through the UNC-Chapel Hill website at https://library.unc.edu/citationbuilder/ (opens in a new window).
Grading criteria: For full points, you must fully comply with each component of the Assignment Rubric.