From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 01 Nov 1996
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It sounds for me that you capture a really nice example of ZPD when Ivan solved puzzle with our help but seemed not to be able to solve alone. Don't you think? To what degree, you think, did Ivan got idea of strategies and to what he didn't? Was it difficult to him to understand the idea of strategy (e.g., look at the boarder of the square and try to imagine the continuation of the image) or he got the strategy but it was difficult to apply it for him?
Your inquiries are very interesting! Why do you so much concerned about not providing guidance for the child? Do you feel that you are taking away a task from him? What is guiding principle for you in providing guidance?
You wrote, "does anybody else know more interesting strategies for puzzles or other games that he would like to share?"
Do you mean our classmates or kids? Please, elaborate.