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

An Audience Participation Question…Let’s Have Some Fun!

Writing for the general public is challenging — and rewarding. How would YOU explain Vygotsky’s theory for a general audience – e.g, parents, teachers, coaches, relatives – without sacrificing accuracy? It might be harder than it looks!   Peter Smagorinsky publishes prolifically and also contributes regular newspaper columns for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Andy Blunden translates, curates, and publishes at ethicalpolitics.org and also maintains a vibrant YouTube presence. Feel free … Continue reading An Audience Participation Question…Let’s Have Some Fun!

What Are Concepts, and How Might They Be Taught?

Important questions. Interesting answers. Excerpts from Andy Blunden, Huw Lloyd, Peter Smagorinsky, David Kellogg, and Nikolai Veresov provide a great start to a rich conversation. Sources for all clips are available here . Go to our Youtube Library for longer interviews and presentations by distinguished CHAT scholars and educators. Continue reading What Are Concepts, and How Might They Be Taught?

Using 4th Generation Activity Theory to fight homelessness in Finland

The video is an excerpt from a talk by Professor Annalisa Sannino (Tampere University, Finland) and Professor Yrjö Engeström (CRADLE, University of Helsinki, Finland) on “The contributions of formative interventions and Cultural-Historical Activity theory in the context of contemporary work.” 75th Meeting of the FORUMAT, organized by the Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo, 23th October 2020. Continue reading Using 4th Generation Activity Theory to fight homelessness in Finland

Fernanda Liberali revisita Vygotsky pelas perspectivas da pandemia de COVID-19 e da decolonialidade

Fernanda Liberali revisits Vygostsky from  COVID-19 pandemic and decoloniality perspectives. Go to 2:09 – for English version and 0:05 -for Portuguese version. How do you consider the issue of necropolitics and necroeducation in the global context of pandemic? In an interview with Monica Lemos, Fernanda Liberali revisits Vygostsky from the COVID-19 pandemic and decoloniality perspectives. She considers the issue of necropolitics (Mbembe, 2019) and necroeducation … Continue reading Fernanda Liberali revisita Vygotsky pelas perspectivas da pandemia de COVID-19 e da decolonialidade

Nikolai Veresov on “are the laws of thought objective?”

Nikolai Veresov discusses Vygotsky’s “greatest contribution” , the “discovery of the objectively existing laws of the development of all higher psychological functions” (Excerpted from “Vygotsky’s Role in the History of Psychology – Part 2” http://tiny.cc/2983iz ). Side questions include: Have these laws been challenged? Is Vygotsky’s theory a left-wing theory? Should conservatives be wary of this theory? Go to our Youtube Library for longer interviews and presentations … Continue reading Nikolai Veresov on “are the laws of thought objective?”