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Am Psychol. 1989 Feb;44(2):142-8.

Cognitive strategies and strategic learning. The socio-instructional approach.


Recent developmental studies have focused on children's learning strategies and on the socio-instructional dynamics that foster strategic learning. The introduction of Vygotsky's concept of the zone of proximal development has been central to this research effort. Zone theory is discussed in the context of traditional cognitive strategies research and in terms of its practical applications.

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