Two Hands are Better Than One

  • Two Hands are Better Than One

    Posted by Jeanie on April 2, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    Learning is a social process. Social interaction with a skillful peer. As an educator, I would intentionally create “two hands” learning opportunities. For example, I would place long pieces of wood or plastic PVC pipes in the construction zone are of the outdoor classroom. I would introduce “heavy” foundational blocks that need two hands as well. Children must work together to lift and set blocks in place to build forts. The “foreman” (an adult supervising and facilitating) offers guidance in the building process, helping children learn the physics of construction (and also help them be safe). Vygotsky refers to the zone of proximal development as that difference between what a learner can do without help and what they can do with a little guidance from a skilled learning partner.

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