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ERIC Number: EJ1113924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Equipping Every Student with Psychological Tools: A Vygotskian Guide to Establishing the Goals of Education
Eun, Barohny
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v31 n4 p613-627 Oct 2016
The present conceptual analysis begins with an assertion that the most fundamental act in any educational endeavors is establishing their goals. The discussion proceeds to reviewing recent pertinent literature that presents Vygotsky's theory of development as a useful source in providing guidance to establishing the goals of education in rapidly changing times. Based on the theoretical framework provided by Vygotsky and various sociocultural researchers, it is argued that the most important goal of contemporary education is equipping every student with psychological tools. After detailed conceptual analyses of psychological tools, concrete examples are provided from two instructional fields. Drama-based instruction and bilingual instruction are given as concrete examples of psychological tools in literacy and English as a second language (ESL), respectively, based on the notion that psychological tools link the developing system of knowledge with that of the already developed.
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Language: English
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