Ψ An emergent theory which holds that human development results from the dynamic interaction between developing person & the surrounding culture, primarily as expressed by the parents & teachers who transmit it.
Guided Participation (Vygotsky)
Ψ A learning process in which an individual learns through social interaction with a "tutor" ( a parent, a teacher, a more skilled person ) who offers assistance, structures opportunities, models strategies, and provides explicit instruction as needed.
Guided Participation restated
Ψ Mentors guide learners through the zone of proximal development. Both learner and society develop as a result of this collaboration. Societies and cultures change when individuals choose which knowledge to past on.
Growth & Development|
Robert C. Gates