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Mediated Storytelling and Cognitive Development within ZPD: a Vygotskian's educational perspective on preschool children of foreign marriage families
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, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan ; , I-Shou University, Taiwan ; , National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study is aimed to discuss the scientific concept formation and zone of proximal development (ZPD) of preschool children of foreign marriage. As the number of foreign marriage in Taiwan becomes steady in recent years, subsequent issues, such as education still exist among all levels. Studies on foreign brides and school age children are available while studies on preschool children do not draw as much attention. Based on Vygotsky's cultural-historical psychology, we discussed the methodological and philosophical insights of concept formation as well as ZPD in the process of their higher psychological functions. Begins with the concept of mediation, we raised the issue of the social aspects of children's use of tools to experience the world. After that, the concept formation is discussed to the understanding of scientific concepts. Finally, we bring those ideas together within ZPD and their scientific creative imagination. This study may bring different and new directions to science education to those preschool children of foreign marriage.

Citation

Hsu, C., Wu, C.p. & Chen, Y.t. (2010). Mediated Storytelling and Cognitive Development within ZPD: a Vygotskian's educational perspective on preschool children of foreign marriage families. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 1122). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 22, 2019 from .

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