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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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FACCI, Marilda Gonçalves Dias et al. Historical-Cultural Psychology and Psychological Evaluation: the teaching learning process in focus. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.2, pp. 323-338. ISSN 1413-8557.

This study aimed, firstly, verifying the way psychological evaluation assists children who present difficulties during the educational process, and secondly, analyzing the contribution of Historical-cultural Psychology assumptions to that process. Initially, a bibliographical search on the theme 'psychological evaluation' and on fundamental concepts, concerning Historical-cultural Psychology, was carried out and afterwards, twelve psychological professionals, acting in schools, were interviewed. Regarding Brazilian specific literature on the subject, the main results revealed that psychological tests have been the instruments mostly used in the process of psychological evaluation. But, on the other hand, that procedure has not maintained hegemony among the participants during the investigation, what, in fact, is considered a progress for Psychology addressed to education. As a result, it was concluded that evaluation processes are necessary to analyze the potential of individuals considering all that is found in the zone of proximal development.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Learning; Education.

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