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ERIC Number: EJ1068687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Sociocultural Theory Applied to Second Language Learning: Collaborative Learning with Reference to the Chinese Context
Dongyu, Zhang; Fanyu, B.; Wanyi, Du
International Education Studies, v6 n9 p165-174 2013
This paper discusses the sociocultural theory (SCT). In particular, three significant concepts of Vyogtsky's theory: self-regulation, the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), and scaffolding all of which have been discussed in numerous second language acquisition (SLA) and second language learning (SLL) research papers. These concepts lay the psychological foundation for collaborative learning, the subject of this paper. This publication aims to examine SCT by assessing collaborative learning within the Chinese context. This paper focuses on teacher-student collaboration and it concludes that the perceived way of learning and teaching and teacher-student relationship should be changed in order to implement collaborative learning.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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