Tutor profile: Edith S.
APA, MLA, and Chicago are common citation styles. Under what circumstances might someone choose to use the APA style of citation?
APA citation is often used for for the social sciences including academic work in psychology and education.
Subject: Early Childhood Education
Who is Piaget and what is his theory?
Piaget is a notable Swiss psychologist who forces on early childhood development. He broke down the stages of intellectual development into 4 distinct stages: sensorimotor, pre-operational, concrete operational, and formal operational.
Describe the term "zone of proximal development" and how you would apply this to a classroom setting?
The "zone of proximal development" is a theory pioneered by Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. It is the concept that learners are able to preform at different levels based on their surrounding peers. In short, it is the difference between what you can do with help or without help. This is often used in a classroom setting to help boost the performance of lower performing students by partnering them with higher performers.
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