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[Xmca-l] Re: deaf thinking
Do you know if there are English versions online?
On 8 August 2013 22:18, Lois Holzman <email@example.com> wrote:
> Me too.
> On Aug 8, 2013, at 4:00 PM, Natalia Gajdamaschko <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > I use video "Butterflies of Zagorsk" (BBC production) and Awakening to
> Life by A.Meshcheryakov (1974) in my Vygotsky seminar to illustrate those
> different ways of mediation for deaf and blind children.
> > Cheers,
> > Natalia.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Smagorinsky" <email@example.com>
> > To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:16:57 PM
> > Subject: [Xmca-l] deaf thinking
> > I’m working with some colleagues in a small study group that is
> concerned with what we’re calling post-disability studies, i.e., research
> that eschews deficit labeling of people of difference (for me, mental
> health variation; for others, ADHD overclassification and deaf education).
> I was reading something that led me to pose the following question.
> Although LSV was in part motivated to take on defectological studies in
> response to the education of the deaf, I don’t think he ever gets into deaf
> cognition, especially in terms of how, in the absence of language/speech,
> thinking is mediated and represented. My question:
> > Joe, one of the hallmarks of a Vygotskian approach is that thinking is
> tool mediated, principally by language/speech but through other means as
> well—images, sounds, etc. I’m wondering about people who have never heard
> speech. Has anyone ever documented what deaf thinking is comprised
> of/mediated by? Thx,p
> > The answer from Joe Tobin:
> > This is a hot topic in deaf studies. A group at Gallaudet called VL2 has
> a NSF grant to do a series of studies on deaf linguistics/thinking/brain
> development. http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/initiatives_and_projects.php
> > Here is an example:
> > http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/assets/section7/document163.pdf
> > One paper also attached.
> > Although I’m hardly a deaf education expert, I find this to be a
> fascinating question. Am I alone, or are others out there interested as
> well? Just don’t expect any definitive answers from me. Thx,Peter