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Welcome to Teaching in the Zone.

Here, you will learn about the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and how this concept can be used to facilitate rich learning.

By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  1. Define the ZPD;
  2. Describe how scaffolding is used in ZPD; and
  3. Apply your understanding of the ZPD in your own teaching practices.

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