Zone of Proximal Development (ZDP) by Lev Vygotsky

The journey every clinician takes from undergraduate training, acquiring knowledge, developing skills, to their application in real world clinical environments, is only possible as a result of the amazing undergraduate tutors, clinical educators and clinical facilitators of the world.

The ZPD, as first articulated as a learning theory by Lev Vvgotsky plays such an essential role in supporting learners in acquiring new skills to achieving independent mastery. Further defined in the infographic below.

Thank you Lev Vygotsky!

Zone of proximal development