LEES 604 Day 7

Topic: Making sense of Object-Oriented Activity

  • Kaptelinin, V., & Miettinen, R. (2005). Introduction: "Perspectives on the Object of Activity". Mind, Culture, and Activity, 12(1), 1-3. doi:10.1207/s15327884mca1201_1
  • Kaptelinin, V. (2005). The object of activity: Making sense of the sense-maker. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 12(1), 4-18. doi:10.1207/s15327884mca1201_2
  • Stetsenko, A. (2005). Activity as object-related: Resolving the dichotomy of individual and collective planes of activity. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 12(1), 70-88. doi:10.1207/s15327884mca1201_6


  1. Logistical issues
    • Anything
  2. Book Review Discussions
  3. Summary of Day 4
  4. Participant led reading summaries and discussions. Make sure we end with a good understanding of following concepts:
    • Various interpretations of "objective-oriented activity"
    • Objekt
    • Predmet
    • Object of individual activity
    • Object of collective activity
    • Poly-motivated activities
    • Intra-subjective processes
    • Inter-subjective processes
    • Mind as product of active participation in social practice
    • Mind as the generator of active participation in social practice
    • Reification of activities
  5. Questions
  6. Readings for next class
    • Rey, F. G. (2011). A Re-examination of Defining Moments in Vygotsky’s Work and Their Implications for His Continuing Legacy. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 18(3), 257–275. doi:10.1080/10749030903338517 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10749030903338517
    • Yasnitsky, A., & Ferrari, M. (2008). From Vygotsky to Vygotskian psychology: Introduction to the history of the Kharkov School. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 44(2), 119–145. doi:10.1002/jhbs.20303
    • Vianna, E., & Stetsenko, A. (2011). Connecting Learning and Identity Development through a Transformative Activist Stance: Application in Adolescent Development in a Child Welfare Program. Human Development, 54(5), 313–338. doi:10.1159/000331484

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