Implementing the Zone of Proximal Development: From the Pedagogical Experiment to the Developmental Education System of Leonid Zankov


Liudmila G. GUSEVA , Mark SOLOMONOVICH


Abstract

This article overviews the theoretical and applied works of the psychologist and pedagogue Leonid Zankov. Zankov’s model of teaching is based on Vygotsky’s theory that appropriate teaching methods stimulate cognitive development, whose core notion is the Zone of Proximal Development. This educational psychology research was verified by large scale pedagogical experiments conducted in 1970s at public schools in Russia. Over several decades L.V. Zankov with co-workers and followers created the comprehensive system of developmental education for elementary school. The Zankov education system is used now at public schools in Russia. Its main principles and properties are described.

 


Keywords

Leonid Zankov, Lev Vygotsky, Pedagogical experiment, Developmental education, Elementary school, Zone of proximal development, Cognitive learning.

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Educational Psychology
Pages 775 - 786
Issue IEJEE, Volume 9, Issue 4
Date of acceptance 07 June 2017
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Author(s) Details

Liudmila G. GUSEVA

Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Russian Federation


Mark SOLOMONOVICH

MacEwan University, Canada


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