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The Development of the Mediated Mind – Sociocultural Context and Cognitive Development

Katherine Nelson’s view of cognitive development as an interactive process, mediated by culture, context, language, and social interaction, has shaped the current field of cognitive development. The impact of Katherine’s views on the sociocultural basis of cognition and her functionalist … Continue reading

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Social Relationships – Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes

The extraordinary importance of personal relationships to the health and happiness of human beings hardly can be overstated. From the time they are born, humans crave love and intimacy and the joy of knowing that they are valued and cherished … Continue reading

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Learning in Cultural Context – Family, Peers and School

This book is the product of a series of workshops, focused on sociocultural theory and its applications to learning. The workshops focused primarily on three related questions of shared interest: What are the best conditions for learning? How can we … Continue reading

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Global Learning through the lens of Vygotskian Sociocultural Theory

Vygotsky saw mental and cultural development as ‘mediated’ by artefacts, including tools and signs. He used his ‘genetic method’ to investigate higher cognitive processes in historical context. These insights are foundational to sociocultural theory, which is widely used in education … Continue reading

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The relations of Learning and Student Social Class – toward re-socializing Sociocultural Learning Theory

Although social groups have long been the subject of Vygotskian-inspired research, as in Luria’s early study of urban, rural and homeless children, there has been little work on low-income learners as a social group within the activity context of the … Continue reading

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From relational ontology to transformative activist stance on development and learning: expanding Vygotsky’s (CHAT) project

This paper offers steps towards overcoming current fragmentation within sociocultural approaches by expansively reconstructing a broad dialectical view on human development and learning (drawing on Vygotsky’s project) underwritten by ideology of social justice. The common foundation for sociocultural approaches is … Continue reading

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New Technology and Habits of Mind

The centrality of technology in human life has manifested itself throughout history in all cultures and civilisations. This paper examines the role of new technology in restructuring processes of thinking and knowing, and its impact on social practices of knowledge … Continue reading

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Building understanding of the philosophy of science through immediate and mediated resources

Read In order to analyze individual and collaborative learning we need to move from analyzing structures of talk separated from their contexts toward a more contextualized approach for studying learning. This means that in addition to studying cognitive aspects of … Continue reading

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Un enfoque Sociocultural de la Creatividad para el diseño de Entornos Educativos

Read La creatividad ha sido desde siempre un tema de interés y un asunto de estudio para los psicólogos, que la han analizado desde perspectivas muy variadas. Cuando adoptan un punto de vista cognitivo, los investigadores intentan identificar los procesos … Continue reading

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