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What does ZOPED stand for?

ZOPED stands for Zone of Proximal Development (psychology)

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They use narrative stories related to second language learning, teaching, testing, and research to illustrate mediation, zone of proximal development, collaborative and private speech, everyday and scientific concepts, the interrelatedness of cognition and emotion, activity theory, and assessment, as well as allied concepts like identity, scaffolding, and dynamic assessment.
The zone of proximal development (ZPD) model of learning gives the student the direction of a competent person in direct correlation to the amount of knowledge that can be acquired from that competent person.
Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development is "the distance between the actual developmental level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers" (Vygotsky, 1978, p.
Since the students had some knowledge of the theory, I asked them if any one could describe the zone of proximal development (ZPD).
A child in the zone of proximal development does not perform a particular behavior or mental operation spontaneously, but does if prompted or guided by a more competent child or an adult, and when the prompting stops, the child stops doing the prompted behavior.