How can we develop talent? - Let them have your back! 

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The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) Theory by Lev Vygotsky

 

What Is the Zone of Proximal Development? (Reference #1)

 

The zone of proximal development refers to the difference between what a learner can do without help and what he or she can achieve with guidance and encouragement from a skilled partner.

Thus, the term “proximal” refers to those skills that the learner is “close” to mastering.

The concept, zone of proximal development was developed by Soviet psychologist and social constructivist Lev Vygotsky (1896 – 1934).

The zone of proximal development (ZPD) has been defined as:

"the distance between the actual developmental level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem-olving under adult guidance, or in collaboration with more capable peers" (Vygotsky, 1978, p. 86).


Vygotsky believed that when a student is in the zone of proximal development for a particular task, providing the appropriate assistance will give the student enough of a "boost" to achieve the task.

 

To assist a person to move through the zone of proximal development, educators are encouraged to focus on three important components which aid the learning process:

The presence of someone with knowledge and skills beyond that of the learner (a more knowledgeable other).

 

 

More Knowledgeable Other

 

The more knowledgeable other (MKO) is somewhat self-explanatory; it refers to someone who has a better understanding or a higher ability level than the learner, with respect to a particular task, process, or concept.


Although the implication is that the MKO is a teacher or an older adult, this is not necessarily the case. Many times, a child's peers or an adult's children may be the individuals with more knowledge or experience.

 

 

 

Social Interaction

 

Social interactions with a skillful tutor that allow the learner to observe and practice their skills.

 

According to Vygotsky (1978), much important learning by the child occurs through social interaction with a skillful tutor. The tutor may model behaviors and/or provide verbal instructions for the child. Vygotsky refers to this as cooperative or collaborative dialogue.

The child seeks to understand the actions or instructions provided by the tutor (often the parent or teacher) then internalizes the information, using it to guide or regulate their own performance.

 

Scaffolding, or supportive activities provided by the educator, or more competent peer to support the student as he or she is led through the ZPD.

 

 

A coward cannot raise a warrior!  

 

In order to develop the next generation talent, we need to let a cup have our back to secure and grow itself behind our back. 

 

This means that we need to confront many threats and challenges from the outside to protect our apprentice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source: 본초비담

 

 

 

Reference: 

 

 

McLeod, S. A. (2019). What Is the zone of proximal development?. Simply psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/Zone-of-Proximal-Development.html

 

 

Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

 

 

 

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by Jeonghwan (Jerry) Choi, PhD, MBA, ME

 

Nov. 30, 2020

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In 2020 Fall, the Chinese Immigrant Authority introduced the new Immigration Policies. 

 

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12 Immigration Policies Have Been Launched

English Information and Service Platform —— WenzhouDaily

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According to the new Policy, WKU Faculty can apply for the "Green Card: Permanent Residence" especially category #2, #3  and/or #4. 

 

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Foreigners, who have worked for 4 consecutive years in China, actually lived in China for a minimum of 6 months per year, have an individual annual wage income not less than six times the previous year’s average annual wage of urban employees in the region,and have paid an individual income taxnot less than 20% of annual wage income, can apply to the immigration administrations for permanent residences in China. Their foreign spouses and minor childrencan be permitted to apply together.

 

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Foreign Chinese working in China, who have obtained Ph.D. degree or have worked in key national development sectorsfor 4 consecutive years and actually lived in Chinafor a minimum of 6 months per year, can apply to the immigration administrations for permanent residencesin China. Their foreign spouses and minor childrencan be permitted to apply together.

 

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Foreign experts and scholars, who are invited by domestic key universities, research institutes and well-known enterprises, as well as the foreign high-level talents in management and technological profession, who are identified and recognized by the talents administration or technology & innovation administration of municipal level or higher people's government, can apply to visa department of entry-exit administration for the entry visas. After entering the country, they can apply for multiple visas or residence permits with a validity period of less than 5 years to the entry-exit administration with the invitation letter and other materials.

 

 

 

Nov. 26, 2020. : Green Card Workshop at the New International Service Center at Wenzhou Civic Center. 

 

Several WKU Faculty members visited the new International Service Center of Wenzhou Civic Center in Nov. 26, 2020. 

 

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Immigration Office Officers introduced the new immigration policy, and they guided WKU foreign faculty members to the benefits of Chinese Green Card (e.g. The Same legislative power as Chinese citizens in residing, job, and travel for 10 years). 

 

 

Necessary Documents: (Only Chinese letter, Click for expansion)

 

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Shortly speaking, two main pieces of evidence are necessary to apply for the "Chinese Green Card" for WKU Faculty members,

 

1) Criminal Background Check (from home country)

 

2) 4 consecutive years Tax Payment History (including tax exemption history) from WKU 

 

 

Nov. 26, 2020. : A WeChat Group of Green Card 

 

WKU HR organized a Green Card Group at WeChat to help WKU faculty members to apply for Green Card. 

 

 

Contacts:

 

WKU HR:

Rainie Huang: huangjiarui@wku.edu.cn

Lina Hu: hulina@wku.edu.cn>

 

Wenzhou City:

Immigration Officer: Ren @littlebird 伊仁 

Police Officer:   Ding @布鲁科夫

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov. 30, 2020: Firstly archived the history of Chinese Green Card Group. 

 

 

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The purpose of WKU CBPM Project Based Learning (PBL) Initiative is to provide the experiential learning opportunities for WKU CBPM students through addressing the real business problems and cases from Wenzhou businesses. 

Source:  https://leadershipcenter.tistory.com/473 

Aligning with the purpose of PBL Initiative, WKU CBPM initiated the "Wenzhou OHT-Kean.Town (O-K) Innovation Center" project in Nov. 05, 2020. 

20.Proposal_OK_Innovation_Center_Ver4.pptx
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Wenzhou OneHRT (Wian Da) came to the WKU Campus, and presented their initiative of "CEO" - aiming to develop future Business Leaders. At the 

 

 

 

 


2020. 11. 06

Budget Estimation was reported to WKU CBPM Dean for further consideration of O-K Innovation Center project. 

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2020. Dec. 28: Adding Cultural Innovation Module under the New Media Strategy

 

OHT wants to boost cultural innovation along with the new media strategy.  WKU suggests the Yongji (Core Wenzhou Cultural DNA) as the foundation of Wenzhou culture. And O-K innovation center will organize, develop, and disseminate the core cultural DNA of Yonjia as the Yonjia Cultural Innovation. 

 

Philosophy: Synergizing Justice - Practicality to Make a Sustainability

Culture: Wenzhou Arts, Artifacts, History, Tradition

Application: Wenzhou Entreprepreneurship, and Wenzhou People

 

 

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Shortly, we would like to revitalize the Yongjia as the core cultural DNA that synergizes Justice-Practicality to make sustainability. 

And we want to introduce, create, and disseminate the new Cultural DNA throughout the International Yongjia Cultural Expo in the O-K Innovation Center.

 

For CEO program (the O-K Business Talent Development), WKU CBPM will exercise the Learning by Doing (Project Based Learning) practice in Spring 2021 - MGS4999 - Integrative Strategic Management classes.  

Students will be educated on how to perform a consulting project, and they will address the O-K Innovation Center project.

 

20201228.Proposal_OK_Innovation_Center_Ver8.pptx
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Jan. 18, 2021. Application of Entrusted Project of Development and Reform Commission of Ouhai District, Wenzhou.  

 

(in Chinese) Application_Entrusted_Cultural_WKU_CBPM_附件1_Ver2.docx
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2021. 01.17: Application of Entrusted Project Fund. 

2020. 12. 28: Added the Yongjia Cultural Innovation Initiative under the New Media Strategy. 

2020. 11. 10: Added the O-K Business Talent Development Program

2020. 11. 06: Initially documented the archives of OK Innovation Center Project

 

 

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Aligning with WKU/KU Mission, Vision, Value, and Strategic Goals, CBPM Management, Global Business, and Marketing (MGM) faculty members are actively engaging in standing committees, research centers, student group affairs, event participation, taking initiatives, and others. 

This is the summary of the Faculty Service engagement of WKU CBPM MGM faculty members (As of Nov. 2020). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020. Nov. 16: Updated Library Scholarship Endowment Award Committee & Grade Grievance Committee

 

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2020. Nov. 03: Updated for Grade Grievance Committee

2020. Nov. 02: First release by Dr. Jerry Choi

 

 

 

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Dispute & Resolution (Fall, 2019) - Cooking Smell Issue

This is an archive of making a resolution when I had a dispute with a residence in the WKU Faculty Housing in 2019. 

 

*Conclusively speaking, the challenger left her job after making this dispute. 

 

 

 

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