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Perspectives on Activity Theory

Perspectives on Activity Theory

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Part of Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives

Yrjö Engeström, Vassily V. Davydov, Stephen Toulmin, Vladimir A. Letkorsky, Charles W. Tolman, Michael Cole, Antti Eskola, Yrjo-Paavo Hayrynen, Eythel Tobach, Francesco Paolo Colucci, Yuji Moro, Kyoshi Amano, Martin Hildebrand-Nilshon, Jane Kordt, Pentti Hakkarainen, Stig Brostrom, Joachim Lompscher, Mariane Hedegaard, Jacques Carpay, Bert Van Oers, Bernd Fichtner, Reijo Miettinen, Oleg K. Tikhomirov, Kari Kuutti, Anthony Ryle, Theory Mikael Leiman, Anja Koski-Jannes
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  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521437301

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  • Activity theory is an interdisciplinary approach to human sciences that originates in the cultural-historical psychology school of thought, intitiated by Vygotsky, Leont'ev and Luria. Activity theory takes the object-oriented, artifact-mediated collective activity system as its unit of analysis, thus bridging the gulf between the individual subject and the societal structure. This volume is the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary work in activity theory, with twenty-six original chapters by authors from ten countries. The first part of the book discusses central theoretical issues, and the second part is devoted to the acquisition and development of language. Part Three contains chapters on play, learning, and education, and Part Four addresses the meaning of new technology and the development of work activities. The final section covers issues of therapy and addiction.

    • Multidisciplinary paradigm
    • Was the first comprehensive introduction in English
    • Combination of theory and practice
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    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521437301
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 155 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 55 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical Issues:
    1. Activity theory and individual and social transformation Yrjo Engeström
    2. The content and unsolved problems of activity theory Vassily V. Davydov
    3. Knowledge as shared procedures Stephen Toulmin
    4. Activity theory in a new era Vladimir A. Letkorsky
    5. Society versus context in individual development: does theory make a difference? Charles W. Tolman
    6. Cultural psychology: some general principles and a concrete example Michael Cole
    7. Laws logics and human activity Antti Eskola
    8. Collapse creation and continuity in Europe - how do people change? Yrjo-Paavo Hayrynen
    9. Activity theory and the concept of integrative levels Eythel Tobach
    10. The relevance to psychology of Antonio Gramsci's ideas on activity and common sense Francesco Paolo Colucci
    Part II. Language and its Acquisition:
    11. The expanded dialogic sphere: writing activity and authoring of self in Japanese classrooms Yuji Moro
    12. Improvement of school children's reading and writing ability through the formation of linguistic awareness Kyoshi Amano
    13. Psychomotor and socio-emotional processes in literacy acquisition: results from an ongoing case study involving a nonvocal cerebral palsic young man Matthias Bujarski Martin Hildebrand-Nilshon and Jane Kordt
    Part III. Play Learning and Instruction:
    14. Play and motivation Pentti Hakkarainen
    15. Drama games with six year old children: possibilities and limitations Stig Brostrom
    16. Activity formation as an alternative strategy of instruction Joachim Lompscher
    17. Activity theory and historic teaching Mariane Hedegaard
    18. Didactic models and the problem of intertextuality and polyphony Jacques Carpay and Bert Van Oers
    19. Metaphor and learning activity Bernd Fichtner
    20. Transcending traditional school learning: teachers' work and networks of learning Reijo Miettinen
    Part IV. Technology and Work:
    21. The theory of activity changed by information technology Oleg K. Tikhomirov
    22. Activity theory transformation of work and information systems design Kari Kuutti
    23. Innovative learning in work teams: analyzing cycles of knowledge creation in practice Yrjö Engeström
    Part V. Therapy and Addiction:
    24. Object relations theory and activity theory: a proposed link by way of the procedural sequence model Anthony Ryle
    25. The concept of sign in the work of Vygotsky, Winnicott and Bakhtin: further integration of object relations theory and activity theory Mikael Leiman
    26. From addiction to self-governance Anja Koski-Jannes.

  • Editors

    Yrjö Engeström, University of California, San Diego

    Reijo Miettinen, University of Helsinki

    Raija-Leena Punamäki, University of Helsinki

    Contributors

    Yrjö Engeström, Vassily V. Davydov, Stephen Toulmin, Vladimir A. Letkorsky, Charles W. Tolman, Michael Cole, Antti Eskola, Yrjo-Paavo Hayrynen, Eythel Tobach, Francesco Paolo Colucci, Yuji Moro, Kyoshi Amano, Martin Hildebrand-Nilshon, Jane Kordt, Pentti Hakkarainen, Stig Brostrom, Joachim Lompscher, Mariane Hedegaard, Jacques Carpay, Bert Van Oers, Bernd Fichtner, Reijo Miettinen, Oleg K. Tikhomirov, Kari Kuutti, Anthony Ryle, Theory Mikael Leiman, Anja Koski-Jannes

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