Graduate Research Papers
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This graduate research article titled "Examining Play Through a Vygotskian Perspective" is to inform practicing educators of the work of Lev Vygotsky. The role of play in the early childhood classroom is discussed. The techniques of scaffolding and the zone of proximal development (ZPD) are defined. Strategies were provided in this article for implementing a Vygotskian theory based program. Examples integrating the methods of scaffolding and the ZPD are provided as a technique to enhance play.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Early Childhood Education
Charles R. May
Donna H. Schumacher
1 PDF file (18 leaves)
©1996 Pamela Novy
Novy, Pamela, "Examining play through a Vygotskian perspective" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 3021.
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