Vygotsky's and Buber's Pedagogical Perspectives: Some Affinities

Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (8):867-880 (2010)
The purpose of this paper is to examine the dialogical and creative character of pedagogic work by analyzing the affinities between Martin Buber's I-Thou relation and Lev Semenovich Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development. Backed up by empirical studies on the teacher-student relation, we understand that education can only result in students' development if meaningful processes are undertaken. The paper asserts that education shall primarily aim at promoting relational possibilities
Keywords Zone of Proximal Development  pedagogic work  I‐Thou relation
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