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Spirit of Democracy Learning Approach
Situated Learning and Anchored Instruction
Vygotsky, along with other developmentalists such as Piaget and Bruner laid the foundation for the concepts of Situated Learning and Anchored Instruction

Vygotsky’s View

- the child's cultural development appears twice: first, on the social level, and later, on the individual level;
- first, between people (interpsychological) and then inside the child (intrapsychological).


Lev Semenovich Vygotsky
“The Mozart of Psychology”

Linking Learning and Teaching

Situated learning
Learning that touches the human spirit must reach the innermost reaches of our being. The learner must be touched in ways that are profound, insightful and discerning. Such learning takes place actively in a context and a culture.
Anchored Instruction
Anchored instruction situates or “anchors” instruction around an interesting topic often presented in the form of a story, adventure or situation that includes a problem

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