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[Xmca-l] Re: The zone of proximal development



Thanks to Greg! Just started Martin’s article. A good start.
Henry

> On Jul 6, 2015, at 7:56 PM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I've been reading, with some interest, Martin Packer's 2011 paper
> "Schooling: Domestication or Ontological Construction" which speaks to this
> issue of an asymmetrical relationship and is somewhat critical of the
> long-standing CHAT assumptions with regard to this asymmetry. His paper can
> be found under his papers on his academia.edu page:
> https://uniandes.academia.edu/MartinPacker
> 
> I should add that I think that Nicaraguan Sign language may hold particular
> potential for seeing just how creative (poietic) children can be on their
> own - a case in which the end was not present in the beginning, but the
> whole was present before the parts ("whole" in the very Durkheimian sense
> of the whole community). That's just me musing.
> 
> Also, David, I just tried to download the piece you linked to and it says
> it is missing. Any suggestions?
> 
> -greg
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 6:42 PM, David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Ah, but is it a zone of proximal development--or just a zone of proximal
>> learning? And for whom?
>> 
>> Henry asked--some time ago--about the difference between scaffolding and
>> the zoped, and I argued that scaffolding could be seen as one moment--but a
>> rather extreme and externalized moment--of a zone of proximal learning, but
>> not a zone of proximal development.
>> 
>> The shape this problem takes in Korea is really a debate over the
>> respective merits of collaboration and cooperation. The idea is that
>> collaboration (which conspicuously contains the word "labor") does not
>> involve the division of labor and does not involve one party making
>> decisions and the other executing them, while cooperation does; ergo,
>> collaboration is a kind of cell for the ideal society and cooperation is a
>> cell for capitalism.
>> 
>> Needless to say, Vygotsky doesn't agree with this at all: almost all of his
>> examples are, on the contrary, examples of highly asymmetrical divisions of
>> labor (mother and child, teacher and child doing homework, experimenter and
>> subject, etc.). It is only through the revolutionary graspture and radical
>> restructuring and interior redecoration of the function of the decision
>> maker that we get free will. So cooperation and collaboration turn out to
>> be moments of the same process, but that process is, after all, a zone of
>> proximal learning and not necessarily a zone of proximal development.
>> 
>> I guess I find it useful to distinguish between an "everyday concept" of
>> the Zoped and a "scientific concept" of the Zoped. This corresponds more or
>> less the distinction that Seth Chaiklin (2003) makes between the subjective
>> (child by child) zoped and the objective (age cohort) zoped, except that it
>> is functional and genetic in its description rather than structural.
>> 
>> We are presenting a longish paper on this on Saturday at a workshop in
>> Kangweondo. Here's the English version!
>> 
>> 
>> https://www.academia.edu/13724420/Between_Lessons_The_Zone_of_Proximal_Development_in_Korean_Schools
>> 
>> (Warning--it's 33,000 words long, and almost all the examples are from
>> Korean education!)
>> 
>> David Kellogg
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 8:21 AM, HENRY SHONERD <hshonerd@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Annalisa,
>>> Thanks for sharing! There may be a similar referendum in Puerto Rico.
>> What
>>> a world!
>>> H
>>> 
>>>> On Jul 5, 2015, at 3:52 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Henry,
>>>> 
>>>> Clever mom!
>>>> 
>>>> This will likely be a very memorable event for the both of them.
>>>> 
>>>> Actually, I found this photograph quite moving, because, well... for
>>> many many reasons!
>>>> 
>>>> So thanks for letting me share it!
>>>> 
>>>> Kind regards,
>>>> 
>>>> Annalisa
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
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