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ERIC Number: EJ698311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 35
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Inside The Zone of Proximal Development: Validating A Multifactor Model Of Learning Potential With Gifted Students And Their Peers
Kanevsky, Lannie; Geake, John
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v28 n2 p182-217 Win 2004
Kanevsky (1995b) proposed a model of learning potential based on Vygotsky?s notions of "good learning" and the zone of proximal development. This study investigated the contributions of general knowledge, information processing efficiency, and metacognition to differences in the learning potential of 5 gifted nongifted students. Traditional intelligence and achievement tests assessed students? knowledge; tests based on Luria?s (1966) information processing model measured cognitive and metacognitive capacities; and learning potential was via dynamic assessments of student?tutor interactions while completing patterns. Although the sample was small, the data supported the positions Vygotsky, Luria, and Kanevsky on the complexity of learning potential, the salience of internal functions and the social context while learning.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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