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Title: Teaching and learning in the South Pacific: A Vygotskian classroom?
Contributor(s): Phan, Huy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: Vygotsky's (1978) sociocultural theory of cognitive development indicates children learn from others, either with adult assistance or with the help of a more competent peer. In contemporary societies, the Vygotskian framework has contributed immensely to the development of curricula and different teaching pedagogies among educational theorists and educators (Jaramillo, 1996). More importantly, perhaps, Vygotsky's sociocultural theory has influenced the development and emergence of the constructivist movement in education and other professional fields of development (Gindis, 1999; Jaramillo, 1996). Furthermore, the uniqueness of this theory pertains to Vygotsky's identification of the relationship between an individual's internalisation and the sociocultural processes that take place in society.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Pacific education: Issues and perspectives, p. 68-87
Publisher: University of the South Pacific
Place of Publication: Lautoka, Fiji
ISBN: 9789820108202
Field of Research (FOR): 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
130311 Pacific Peoples Education
130103 Higher Education
130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
130106 Secondary Education
130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930201 Pedagogy
930103 Learner Development
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
939906 Pacific Peoples Education
930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Jeremy Dorovolomo, Cresantia F. Koya, Huy P. Phan, Joseph Veramu, Unaisi Nabobo-Baba
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