Vygotsky in Twenty-First-Century Research
Save to My Collections
Verenikina, I. (2010). Vygotsky in Twenty-First-Century Research. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 16-25). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/34614.
At the 2008 Ed-Media conference, a list of most often cited papers in Ed-Media 2004-2008 was revealed (Ochoa, Mendez & Duval, 2009). Vygotsky’s theoretical work, originally published in Russia in the 1930s, came top of the list by a large margin. This paper examines why, and how this theory still can be relevant to twenty-first-century research. It is argued that an effective use of modern educational technologies calls for the use of advanced pedagogies. Vygotsky’s theory provides a profound understanding of teaching and learning that reflect the complexity of social and cultural contexts in the modern learner. The most frequently used concepts of Vygotsky’s theory are re-visited in relation to the research into new educational technologies. Additionally, the potential of some lesser known aspects of his theory, particularly in relation to educational technology, is explored. The inextricable connections between the Vygotskian approach and activity theory is discussed.
- Teacher’s Self-efficacy and the Integration of Web 2.0 Tool/Applications in K-12 Schools
- Examining the Field of Educational Technology:A Bourdieuian Perspective
- The Effects of the Use of Interactive Whiteboards on Student Achievement
- Using Storytelling Alice to Teach Egyptian Students Speech Acts
- The Role of Technology in Support of Problem-Based Learning in Online Learning Environments
- Education and Information Technology 2012: A Selection of AACE Award Papers
- Using Multimedia as an Educational Instrument to Enhance Teaching and Learning Strategies: A Malaysian Perspective
- Exploring the Effect of Computer Mediated Communication Tools on Online Learners’ Participation and Learning: A Review of Research
- Toward Technology Integration in the Schools: Why It Isn’t Happening
- iPod, iPhone, and now iPad: The evolution of multimedia access in a mobile teaching context
Comments & Discussion
Comment on the paper above. You must be registered to participate. Registration is free.