Playing with Conscientização: A Collectividual Project for a World we Wish to See

By Bibi Calderaro, Atasi Das, Katherine E. Entigar, & André L. L. F. Sales [C]onsciousness, provided that we do not lose sight of its content, is not just a psychological phenomenon but also, and above all, an ideological phenomenon, a product of social intercourse. (Vološinov, 1976, pp. 114–115) In the midst of a global pandemic of unprecedented reach and uncertain unfoldings synchronic with an already … Continue reading Playing with Conscientização: A Collectividual Project for a World we Wish to See

TT01: Playing in the Pandemic

By Anna Harris & John Harris It started with a blurry little cherry tomato catching the overhead light during a video call. It did so in such a way that it gave the tomato two eyes. My dad (John) was holding the tomato to the screen, keeping my three-year-old (Bastian) amused with fruits and vegetables that were lying on the kitchen table nearby.  Our calls … Continue reading TT01: Playing in the Pandemic

Is It Smart to Humiliate China?

By James V. Wertsch, jwertsch@wustl.edu Building on ideas of Vygotsky, Luria, and Cassirer about the semiotic mediation of human discourse and mind, this short article assumes that national narratives are crucial, but little recognized forces in shaping national memory.  In this case, the focus is on the “Century of Humiliation” national narrative in China that is often in the background as the PRC interacts with … Continue reading Is It Smart to Humiliate China?

Playworlds, portals and airlocks between timescales: Generating hope in Brooklyn, early April, 2020

Richard Schechner refers to Winnicott’s transitional object as the blanket or stuffed animal that is the first “not-me,” representing the mother (primary caretaker) when she (he) is absent (pp. 111-112). For those of us who believe that to be human is to be social, such that there is no such thing as an individual human—this transitional object is the first connect to another. Continue reading Playworlds, portals and airlocks between timescales: Generating hope in Brooklyn, early April, 2020

Cuando el Aprendizaje Surge Desde el Interior: Aprender a Crear Sentido en Familia

Ana Belén García Varelaabelen.garcia@uah.es Podemos vivir esta situación como una gran oportunidad para crear valor en nuestra vida, para volver a reconectar con nosotros mismos y con las personas a las que queremos y valoramos; podemos asumirlo como una oportunidad que nos da la vida para replantearnos la manera en que estábamos viviendo.  La actual situación de confinamiento como oportunidad En estas semanas de confinamiento, … Continue reading Cuando el Aprendizaje Surge Desde el Interior: Aprender a Crear Sentido en Familia

Children and the COVID-19 Lockdown: From Child Perspectives to Children’s Perspectives

By Jaakko Hilppö, Anna Rainio, Antti Rajala, and Lasse Lipponen Do adults’ attempts at representing children’s worlds really capture what is important to them? If so, whose worlds are they? What we have paid attention to in the Finnish discussions is that the voices of small children are often missing. Emma has been bullied at school since first grade, and bullying has been both mental … Continue reading Children and the COVID-19 Lockdown: From Child Perspectives to Children’s Perspectives