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Charnitski, Christina Wotell; Harvey, Francis A. – 1999
This paper presents the theories of L.S. Vygotsky as a conceptual framework for implementing instruction that supports concept development and promotes higher level thinking skills in students. Three major components (i.e., language, scientific and spontaneous concepts, and the zone of proximal development) of Vygotsky's socio-cultural-historical…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development
Harvey, Francis A.; Charnitski, Christina Wotell – 1998
Strategies and programs for improving mathematics instruction should be derived from sound educational theory. The sociocultural learning theories of Vygotsky may offer guidance in developing technology-based mathematics curriculum materials consonant with the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) goals and objectives. Vygotsky's…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Concept Formation, Cooperative Learning