Sociocultural Theory in SLA

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Sociocultural Theory in SLA by Mind Map: Sociocultural Theory in SLA

1. Assumes that language development emerges as a result of social interactions, according to LEV S. VYGOTSKY.

2. Concepts

2.1. Self-Regulation

2.1.1. It is a type of metacognition in human mental activity. In light of Vygotsky, children learn in activity through social interactions between equal or more experienced members of the same culture.

2.1.1.1. Object Regulation.

2.1.1.2. Other Regulation.

2.1.1.3. Self-regulation.

2.2. Scaffolding

2.2.1. It is a inter-psychological mechanism that follows the internalization of knowledge co-constructed in shared activity.

2.3. ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development)

2.3.1. It is the difference between what the learner can do without help and what he/she can do with external guidance.

2.4. Imitation.

2.4.1. It establishes the setting for human collaboration where learners are able to process the new knowledge that they acquire.

3. Stages

3.1. Mediation.

3.1.1. The individual does not establish a direct relationship with the world, but that relationship is mediated through the use of tools.

3.2. Regulation.

3.3. Microgenesis.

3.3.1. Its interest is in the reorganization and development of mediation over a relatively short span of time.

3.4. Private speech.

3.4.1. Language is used to regulate mental functioning.

3.5. Inner speech.

3.5.1. Internalization of language as it drives cognitive development because the beginning of

3.6. Activity theory.

4. Implications

4.1. Provide the psycholinguistic framework for a number approaches.

4.1.1. Task-based learning.

4.1.2. Collaborative learning.