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ERIC Number: EJ1100385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
In the Zone: Vygotskian-Inspired Pedagogy for Sustainability
Armstrong, Cosette
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v50 n2 p133-144 2015
In this study, Lev Vygotsky's (1978) Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) provides inspiration for a teaching approach for sustainability in a social science discipline, where students often lack or have widely varied levels of foundational understanding. This qualitative case study describes intellectual processes and aspects of the educational experience of student participants experiencing such an approach. This study suggests that this approach is useful for filling gaps in understanding about this inherently complex concept while maintaining student engagement, useful in disciplines where the integration of sustainability is slow or in transition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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