SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.25 issue66The intuitive method and sensorial perception as a legacy of Pestalozzi to school geographyGeographic education: psychogenetics and school knowledge author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Cadernos CEDES

On-line version ISSN 1678-7110

Abstract

CAVALCANTI, Lana de Souza. Everyday life, pedagogical mediation and concept formation: how Vygotsky contributed to geography teaching. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.66, pp. 185-207. ISSN 1678-7110.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622005000200004.

This paper synthesizes the theory on the development of the higher mental processes by Vygotsky. It highlights some of its concepts, as internalization, semiotic mediation, Zone of Proximal Development, daily and scientific concepts, which are quite instrumentally helpful to analyze the educational processes and their relationship to the development of the psychological processes. After this synthesis of Vygotsky's thought, it seeks to specify possible contributions of that theory to geography teaching, particularly to the formation of geographical concepts.

Keywords : Historical-cultural psychology; Concept formation; Geography teaching.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguesepdf in Portuguese