Wednesday November 15, 2023 at 8:30 am Pacific Standard Time
Guest Speaker: Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Independent Scholar
Summary: My approach to meaning-making has been inspired by the dialogic philosophy of M.M. Bakhtin and Vygotsky’s theories of play’s developmental significance (play-ZPD). I started developing my own approach to meaning-making while I was still in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In my dissertation on children’s spontaneous metaphors, “Metaphor beyond play,” I laid out my future approach to children’s pretend play.