The writings of L.S. Vygotsky continue to be a source of new ideas (inspiration) for people from many different disciplines, nearly ninety years after his death. The practical applications for education are myriad including preschool programs such as Tools of the Mind, Playworlds, and The Golden Key. Vygotskian concepts, such as the zone of proximal development, have also been applied throughout numerous curriculum programs, facilitating learning across the life-span and across disciplines. Yet, one very important aspect of his work remains relatively unknown, the development of creative imagination as a higher psychological function and its coordination with other higher psychological functions in psychological systems. These five Coffee Hours consist of series of ZOOM sessions with a presentation by a guest speaker followed by participant discussion.
You can follow current Coffee Hour discussions HERE. The Five Coffee Hours on Imagination and Creativity in Vygotsky’s Works continue as a Seminar Series. If you would like to join the seminars, contact Francine Smolucha at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 1st of Five Coffee Hours on Imagination and Creativity in Vygotsky’s Works
Hosted by Michael Cole on March 29, 2022.
A conversation with three Vygotsky translators (Francine Smolucha, Bernard Schneuwly, and David Kellogg) about Chapter 4 of Vygotsky’s paper from 1930 Imagination and Creativity in Childhood.