Potential Predictability of ZPD of Children’s Cognitive Development

Parviz Birjandi, Parisa Daftarifard

Abstract


Obtaining information on whether the child has the potential for growth is not an easy task. Research shows that using different matrix like Raven or different batteries in a static way cannot
be indicative of children further development. This study attempts to probe the potential predictability of children’s performance during Dynamic Assessment of their Future development.
41 children between ages 3 to 6 years old participated in this study. The data in pretest, ZPD, and posttest were converted into Rasch Measure. The results of different analysis indicate that relying on children’s actual performance cannot be an indicative factor of their development in the future.

Keywords


Zone of Proximal Development, Dynamic Assessment, Rasch Measure, Raven Test, Cognitive Development.

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