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The Mediation of Learning in the Zone of Proximal Development through a Co-constructed Writing Activity

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This article develops a theoretical understanding of the processes involved in the co-construction of a written text by a teacher and student from a Vygotskian perspective. Drawing on culturalhistorical and sociocultural theories of writing and Vygotsky's concept of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), this case study of a student and teacher interaction in a UK secondary school examines the social mediation of collaborative activity in the negotiation of meaning. While expressivist proces...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
Role:
Author
Journal:
RESEARCH IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
247-276
Publication date:
2013-02-05
ISSN:
0034-527X
URN:
uuid:e899246d-b382-433e-8cd5-3689217545ca
Source identifiers:
490855
Local pid:
pubs:490855
Language:
English

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