What is the impact of socio-cultural perspective on education?
There are a varied impacts of socio-cultural perspective on education and classrooms more generally. This is evident in how in acquiring another language (specific to L2), children and youth are able to gain deeper insights into their own identities and ideologies, as they acquire a stronger understanding of various cultures. This perspective further explores how L2 languages are never just solely about the language, but rather it is about being a competent, engaged, and valued social being. I felt that this was related to the social dimensions of learning, as we discussed as a group the importance of context and the role that it plays within language development. We explored how our students contexts shapes their meaning, where for example, if one sentence could mean something different depending on the situation. Within each of these theories, we see the importance of the social arenas that youth/classroom is made up of, and how it impacts its learners in various ways.