Education leads to development. In which direction?

  • Galina Tsukerman HSE University
Keywords: education, moral development, education system, education interaction, triad of the educational dialogue, imitating strategy, independent search strategy of child’s activity


The question in the title of the article is answered on the basis of an analysis of minimal units of substantial interaction of a student and a teacher within two different educational traditions. It is shown that the education system of D.B. Elkonin and V.V. Davydov supports the searching tendencies of students decreasing their motivation to imitate provided examples, while the traditional schooling supports the imitative strategy while diminishing the child’s motivation for independent problem solving activity. That is to say, any education system both enhances and creates obstacles to the psychological development of a child.


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Tsukerman, Galina. 2010. “Education Leads to Development. In Which Direction?”. Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no. 1 (December), 42-89.
Theoretical and Applied Research

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