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Re: [xmca] A suitable term for "zpd aware"?
I for one see some "value" in this phrase. Within the CHAT space there is
a shared acknowledgement of the value of the term "mediational"
Now the term "mediational appreciation" adds the dimension "appreciation"
as an "evaluative" dimension. The term "appreciation" has a family
resemblance to the terms "recognition" & "acknowledgement". As Greg's
references to Patchen Markell suggest, this family of words [appreciation,
recognition, acknowledgement] are not synonyms and the word "appreciation"
may have particular implications for "what kind" of development.
Huw, I hope others "play" with this phrase to explore its implications.
You also elaborate with the phrase
"call forth the kind of accommodative change that constitutes
psychological development or growth".
the phrase "call forth the KIND of " would also need deepening.
On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Huw Lloyd <email@example.com>wrote:
> Quoting J. Hunt in the introduction to "The Montessori Method", written
> "[...] If a teacher can discern what a child is trying to do in his
> informational interaction with the environment, and if that teacher can
> have on hand materials relevant to that intention, if he can impose a
> relevant challenge with which the child can cope, supply a relevant model
> for imitation, or pose a relevant question that the child can answer, that
> teacher can call forth the kind of accommodative change that constitutes
> psychological development or growth. This sort of thing was apparently the
> genius of Maria Montessori."
> What would folk call this skill, under the umbrella of a single term? How
> about "mediational appreciation"?
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