This is from a text: Infants, children and adolescents. Laura E Berk (2012)
Vygotsky..." The zone of proximal(or potential) development refers to a range of tasks that the child cannot yet handle alone but can do with the help of more skilled partners. To understand this idea,...The adult picks a task that the child can master but that is challenging enough that the child cannot do it by [themselves]...The adult guide supports, adjusting the level of support offered to fit the child's current level of performance. As the child joins in the interaction and picks up mental strategies, [their] competence increases, and the adult steps back, permitting the child to take more responsibility for he task." p224 (scaffolding)
What do you think this theory looks like from the above quote?
(Piaget Theory http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html/
How is this different to Vygotsky?)
With this theory what role do you play as an educator? What would you be doing? What sort of experiences are you providing.
The above quote answers most of these questions. Think of experiences of children, as an educator you may plan or is spontaneously happening, you see the child's interest and choose to scaffold this experience. Or you could scaffold a self-help task.
Be careful not to use the quote in your answer, you need to put it in your own words other it is plagiarism.