LEES 604 Day 8

Topic: Making sense of Object-Oriented Activity

  • 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


  1. Logistical issues
    • Anything
  2. Summary of Day 7
  3. Participant led reading summaries and discussions. Make sure we end with a good understanding of following concepts:
    • Defining moments in Vygotsky's work-
      • Emotion and fantasy
      • Objectivistic and instrumental turn
      • Human spiritual complexity
    • Relationship between Vygotsky's work and activity theory as practiced by the Kharkov School
    • Transformative Activist Stance (TAS)
  4. Questions
  5. Reminders for next class
    • Participant CHAT Final Project Presentation
    • Writing Samples
    • CHAT Final Project--submit on Blackboard by 11:59pm on 7/3/12

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