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
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
By James V. Wertsch, email@example.com 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?
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
Ana Belén García Varelaabelen.firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
The world subject just barely exists at the moment, but the global means of communication and travel give us a shared body, and the climate emergency reminds us that we share an ecosystem. We have every reason to expect a world transformation in the months and years ahead. Continue reading The coronavirus pandemic is a world perezhivanie
…cuando un mundo se desmorona, el curso-currículum-temario parecería ser lo de menos. Además, dichas problemáticas nos alejan de otros debates, retos y reflexiones que se estiman necesarias en la educación del siglo XXI después del Covid-19 Continue reading Covid-19 y Educación: Más Allá de Nuestra Zona de Desarrollo Real