The 9th Nordic-Baltic ISCAR conference

The 9th Nordic-Baltic ISCAR conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland between 14 and 16 of June 2022. Our conference theme is “Towards inclusive and just societies: a dialogue with, within and beyond CHAT”. In the spirit of our theme, we cordially invite scholars to contribute with their topical research and to join us in discussing what future directions our scholarly work offers for fostering more inclusive, equal … Continue reading The 9th Nordic-Baltic ISCAR conference

Withdrawal to the ‘always already there’: a practice triptych

By Luigi Russi, Patricia Shaw, & Martin Daly I began to notice in my work some time ago that I had got into the habit of letting go of my moorings, of being at home being adrift, trusting that other faculties of sense-making would come to the fore (Daly, 2021). Preamble to the Triptych Central Panel: Social inquiry as dislocation by Luigi Russi This panel … Continue reading Withdrawal to the ‘always already there’: a practice triptych

PhD Courses in the Social Sciences: Developing education for scientific literacy in a changing world

Lecturer: Erik Knain and Alfredo Jornet Gil with guest lecturers: William R. Penuel (University of Colorado, Boulder), Karim Hamza (Stockholm University) and Astrid T. Sinnes (Norwegian University of Life Sciences). Course credits: 3 pts. (ECTS) Course website. Time and place: May 31, 2021–June 1, 2021, University of Oslo, Helga Engs hus and/ or ZoomAdd to calendar Continue reading PhD Courses in the Social Sciences: Developing education for scientific literacy in a changing world

The 2021 Cultural-Historical Research AERA SIG award winners

On behalf of the AERA Cultural-Historical Award committee, we are pleased to announce our 2021 Cultural-Historical Research AERA SIG award winners! For full announcement, click the following link. These awards recognize our members’ scholarly contributions to research grounded in cultural-historical, sociocultural and activity theoretic approaches in the following three categories: Lifetime Contribution Award, Early Career Award, and Graduate Student Award. Two award winners were chosen … Continue reading The 2021 Cultural-Historical Research AERA SIG award winners

Taking an agentive stance towards utopian Futures

By André L. L. F. Sales, PhD  – @andreluisleite. The COVID pandemic exposed the reality and consequences of the enormous inequalities characterizing the current living standards in the world. In the field of education, the impacts were so brutal that the United Nations (UN) launched a campaign entitled “Save our Future.” In this piece, I summarize some of these harmful effects, discuss a specific understanding … Continue reading Taking an agentive stance towards utopian Futures

Informal STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multi-site international longitudinal project evaluating the impact of youth educator programs within informal science learning sites (museums and science centers) on children’s and adolescents’ psychological engagement with and attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust & ESRC and was awarded to Professor Adam Rutland … Continue reading Informal STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

EARLI SIG 10: Call for Applications 2021 – Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

Dear members of SIG 10, The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 call for applications for its Research Fellowship Program. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning and living conditions of children and youth. The relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, education sciences, psychology, economics, … Continue reading EARLI SIG 10: Call for Applications 2021 – Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

Why generations?

In this video Professor Yrjö Engeström responds to Anna Zarkh’s question on the reasons to use the term generations to approach cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT). The piece is an excerpt from the seminar “From CHAT to Critical CHAT,” organized by Professor Kris Gutierrez and Edward Rivero at University of California Berkeley (Spring 2020). The course was attended by roughly 50 scholars from various parts of … Continue reading Why generations?