the zone of what?

The Zone of Proximal Development…? What kind of bafflegab is that? The phrase embodies the idea that learning is a social process. In particular, it refers to the difference between what one can learn on one’s own as compared to what one can learn in conjunction with one’s peers or someone more experienced. This idea orginated with Lev Vygotsky. It was the subject of much discussion during my studies. You can find a short discription of it in the Wikipedia. For me, it provides a lucidly simple description of intellectual growth while at the same time having a depth of nuance that makes it useful beyond the naive interpretation.

So, that’s the context of my purpose here. By contributing my thoughts here, I’m helping others (I hope) and at the same time I am stretching the limits of my own development.

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