Holding My Breath

A U.S. Election-eve Dream – 2020 On Monday, November 2nd, like many Americans and others around the world,  I went to bed thinking about the presidential election. That night I dreamed that I came upon a glimmering boat dock. The long pier-like structure stretched into the distance, but without a boat in sight. Its metallic construction blended in with the water, reflecting the grey sky … Continue reading Holding My Breath

Taking an agentive stance towards utopian Futures

By André L. L. F. Sales, PhD  – @andreluisleite. The COVID pandemic exposed the reality and consequences of the enormous inequalities characterizing the current living standards in the world. In the field of education, the impacts were so brutal that the United Nations (UN) launched a campaign entitled “Save our Future.” In this piece, I summarize some of these harmful effects, discuss a specific understanding … Continue reading Taking an agentive stance towards utopian Futures

“The Fierce Urgency of Now”

(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)[i] Our commitment at this time of continuing struggle against oppression and structural inequalities   By Mind, Culture, and Activity Editorial Collective As we move into 2021, and are likely to confront continuing unprecedented crises, turmoil, and struggles for justice around the globe, the editors of Mind, Culture, and Activity (MCA) share the following statement.This statement is motivated by an acknowledgement of … Continue reading “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

Informal STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multi-site international longitudinal project evaluating the impact of youth educator programs within informal science learning sites (museums and science centers) on children’s and adolescents’ psychological engagement with and attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust & ESRC and was awarded to Professor Adam Rutland … Continue reading Informal STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

EARLI SIG 10: Call for Applications 2021 – Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

Dear members of SIG 10, The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 call for applications for its Research Fellowship Program. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning and living conditions of children and youth. The relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, education sciences, psychology, economics, … Continue reading EARLI SIG 10: Call for Applications 2021 – Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

Why generations?

In this video Professor Yrjö Engeström responds to Anna Zarkh’s question on the reasons to use the term generations to approach cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT). The piece is an excerpt from the seminar “From CHAT to Critical CHAT,” organized by Professor Kris Gutierrez and Edward Rivero at University of California Berkeley (Spring 2020). The course was attended by roughly 50 scholars from various parts of … Continue reading Why generations?

Faculty Opening in Psychology, Northeastern University Assistant / Associate Professor Specializing in Environmental Cognition

About Northeastern. Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and … Continue reading Faculty Opening in Psychology, Northeastern University Assistant / Associate Professor Specializing in Environmental Cognition

Why this Video Series?

Ivana Guarrasi talks about the intention behind creating the Video Series as an international, cross-generational platform for discussion and conversation. Thank you to our viewers for participating in the discussions thus far. We invite you to engage or re-engage with existing videos and comment-threads on the site. Stay tuned for more! Go to our Youtube Library for longer interviews and presentations by distinguished CHAT scholars and educators. Continue reading Why this Video Series?

Spencer Turns 50: A time for reflection and recommitment

Racial inequality is perhaps the greatest risk and challenge to education, and to the future of our nation, right now. It is a time that demands our collective action in the service of equity and justice; in the service of the public and social good; and in the service of systems that honor our collective humanity. In honor of the Spencer 50th anniversary, they will … Continue reading Spencer Turns 50: A time for reflection and recommitment

PhD Course: The Implications of COVID-19 for Socially Inclusive Transformations to Sustainability

Calling all PhD students interested in inclusive and just transformations. Registrations are closing soon for this online PhD course from 7-11 Dec at the University of Oslo focusing on socially-inclusive responses to COVID-19. Co-hosted by Karen O’Brien. Deadline for applying November 16th. https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/sv/iss/SGO9206A/index.html Continue reading PhD Course: The Implications of COVID-19 for Socially Inclusive Transformations to Sustainability