LEES 604 Week 5

Topic: Activity Theory and Activity Systems Analysis a Closer Look

  • Engeström, Y. (1993). Developmental studies of work as a testbench of activity theory: The case of primary care medical practice. In S. Chaiklin & J. Lave (Eds.), Understanding Practice: Perspectives on Activity and Context (pp. 64–103). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Leontiev, A. N. (1981). The problem of activity in psychology. In J. V. Wertsch (Ed.), The concept of activity in Soviet psychology (pp. 37-71). New York: M. E. Sharpe.
  • Yamagata-Lynch, L. C. (2007). Confronting analytical dilemmas for understanding complex human interactions in design-based research from a Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) framework. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 16(4), 451-484. doi:10.1080/10508400701524777.


  1. Logistical issues
  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
  4. Questions
  5. Break
  6. Qualitative Activity Systems Analysis Task 4 Share what you understand from the data
  7. Question

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