Synergizing Vygotsky Psychology &Technology for Teachers Professional Development Dr. R. D. PADMAVATHY Assistant Professor Department of Education Tezpur University
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Learning & Development: Theoretical Position • Development is independent of learning • Learning is development • Development is based on two inherently different but related processes each of which influences the other. • All the three above said theoretical disposition do not provide an adequate view of relationship between learning and development Vygotskian Psychology
Vygotskian Psychology • the human mind is constructed through a subject's interactions with the world and is an attribute of the relationship between subject and object ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT
Teacher Professional Development • Teacher development is the professional growth a teacher achieves as a result of gaining increased experience and examining his or her teaching systematically • Broader than career development, • “the growth that occurs as the teacher moves through the professional career cycle” • Broader than staff development, • “the provision of organized in-service programmes designed to foster the growth of groups of teachers; it is only one of the systematic interventions that can be used for teacher development
New Perspective : Professional Development • 1. Based on constructivism not on a ‘transmission-oriented model’. • 2. Perceived as a long-term process as it acknowledges the fact that teachers learn over time • 3. It is perceived as a process that takes place within a particular context. • 4. Intimately linked process of culture building and not of mere skill training which is affected by the coherence of the school programme. • 5. reflective practitioner, someone who enters the profession with a certain knowledge base, and who will acquire new knowledge and experiences based on that prior knowledge. • 6. conceived of as a collaborative process. • 7. Professional development may look and be very different in diverse settings, and even within a single setting, it can have a variety of dimensions.
Synergizing Vygotsky Psychology and Technology: Teachers Professional Development
“Every new technology is simply an evolutionary and biological mutation, which Opens up new doors of perception and new fields of behaviour for mankind” - Marshall McLuhan(2008) • Life without media is practically unimaginable
Media literacy • “ Ability - Access, Analyze, Evaluate, and Communicate information in a variety of forms”. • “Media literate - a boundary between one’s real world and the world, produced by media. • Being media literate - getting the information and experience you want, without getting out of the media what you do not want. • Then, you will be able to create your life as you want, and do not allow the media to create it as they want − on your behalf”. Potter(2012)
Comprehensive Media Literacy Education • Broad-based • media affects children • Include training for educators • Incorporate strategies for working with families MEDIA AFFECTS WHAT & HOW CHILDREN LEARN • Violence • Sexualisation • Commercialization • PSDD
21st Century - Facilitator Learning as knowledge acquisition
What My Kid Love Most? • CARTOON( Television , Remote) • Video Games ( Car Race, New Kingdom) • Movies • News Paper Pictures • What can I do as a Parent to teach them?
How to Use the Media to Teach Difficult subject • Math is conveyed in different ways. • Innumeracy's in print abound and provide subject matter for rich classroom discussions. • Challenging problems appear in the newspaper regularly.
Essential quality of Mathematics learning • Mental Skill • Cognitive Skills • Problem Solving Behaviour • Physical Coordination & • Self Esteem