jerome bruner

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  • jerome bruner
    • was an american psychologist who built on Chomsky's theory
    • SCAFFOLDING- asking questions that include the answer to help encourage children to answer the question
      • did we buy apples from Tesco today?
    • PROTO CONVERSATION- basic form of scaffolding- icludes non-verbal responses
      • asking a question and then a child nods or shakes their head
    • FRAMING- controlling the agenda of a the conversation or making utterances that help the child to fill in the blanks
    • RECASTING- rephrasing and extending a child's sentence
    • social interactionism- language is acquired through repeated interactions
    • ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT- focuses on what children can do with help and what they cannot do without help


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