Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition) by Elena Bodrova

Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition)

Book Title: Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition)

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0130278041

Author: Elena Bodrova


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As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development.  Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia.

 

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  • Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the “Zone of Proximal Development,” (ZPD).
  • Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach.
  • The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget.
  • Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.