LEES 604 Day 2

Topic: CHAT Main Concepts: Mediation

  • Text: van Oers et al. Chapter 2
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Wertsch, J. V. (2007). Mediation. In H. Daniels, M. Cole, & J. V. Wertsch (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Vygotsky (pp. 178-192). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.


  1. Logistical issues
    • What do we want to do with shared files?
    • Any updates on book reviews?
    • Anything else?
  2. Review discussion summary from last class session
  3. Participant led reading summaries and discussions. Make sure we end with a good understanding of following concepts:
    • Method of double stimulation
    • Mediation implicit and explicit
    • Internalization
    • Relationship between mediated artifact, sign, and tool
    • Cultural tools
  4. Review Reading Responsibility Guide
  5. Questions
  6. Writing samples
  7. Readings for next class
    • Hyman, L. (2012). Vygotsky’s Crisis: Argument, context, relevance. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 43(2), 473–482. doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.2011.11.007
    • Vygotsky, L. S. (1925/1997). Consciousness as a problem for the psychology of behavior. In R. W. Rieber & J. Wollock (Eds). The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky: Volume 3: Problems of the theory and history of psychology (pp63-79). New York: Plenum Press.
    • Akopov, G. V. (2009). The Problem of Consciousness in Russian Psychology. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 47(5), 3–25. doi:10.2753/RPO1061-0405470501

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