[June 6, 2017] Most educators are familiar with The Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD, as developed by Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky. It is defined, quite simply, as the difference between what a learner can do without help and what he or she can do with help. Per Vygotsky, each student should be given the opportunity to learn within their zone of proximal development to optimize their individual learning experience.
CuroGens Learning has created a solution that incorporates science-based teaching methodologies, such as ZPD, and educator training with technology to promote more effective learning.
The CuroGens Learning software keeps each student within her or his learning zone and at the edge of the panic zone. This “border” is the ZPD. Here’s how:
Lesson Plans: CuroGens’ tool enables the educator to provide each student with an individual lesson plan. Each lesson plan consists of courses and/or individual modules that can be taken in a linear or non-linear sequence. The educator gets a real-time overview of each student or the whole class.
Student Success: This tool ensures that no student will ever be behind despite high absent rates among dropouts or those in danger of becoming dropouts. They pick up right where they left off. It also provides a learning environment that is conflict free because of its open-ended timeframe approach.
No Homework: The philosophy at CuroGens Learning is that all Learning happens at school. This is partly because some students might not have the support or knowledge about a given subject outside school or their life circumstances don’t allow them to study on their own. As a byproduct, the educator will not be burdened with grading work since tool will automatically gather, grade and present real-time results.