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[Xmca-l] Re: article request

sorry, some of the URL got cut from my first send….p

From: Kris Gutierrez [mailto:krisgu@ucla.edu]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 10:03 AM
To: Peter Smagorinsky
Subject: Re: [Xmca-l] Re: article request

got this message Peter when I go to Link

404. That’s an error.

The requested URL /.../Problems_of_Developmental_Teaching.html?id=Z was not found on this server. That’s all we know.
Kris D. Gutiérrez, Ph.D.
Inaugural Provost's Chair
Professor of Learning Sciences and Literacy
School of Education
University of Colorado at Boulder
Education Building
249 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0249

Professor Emerita
Social Research Methodology

On Sep 23, 2013, at 4:26 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu<mailto:smago@uga.edu>> wrote:

Excerpts at Problems of Developmental Teaching: The Experience of ...
Problems of Developmental Teaching: The Experience of Theoretical and Experimental Psychological Research : Excerpts. Front Cover. V. V.. Davydov.

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Does anyone have a pdf of
Problems of developmental teaching : the experience of theoretical and experimental psychological research

Davydov, V. V. 1988

I can't seem to find my copy.  thanks.

Kris D. Gutiérrez, Ph.D.
Inaugural Provost's Chair
Professor of Learning Sciences and Literacy School of Education University of Colorado at Boulder Education Building
249 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0249

Professor Emerita
Social Research Methodology

On Sep 22, 2013, at 9:31 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com<mailto:lpscholar2@gmail.com>> wrote:

I have been waiting to hear further reflections on this months article.
I have noticed that as I am reading other articles I hear Jennifer's
voice calling me to listen for distinctions within unities and not
reify these fluid distinctions into discrete dichotomies.
I would like to offer further reflections on my musings.
Dewey wrote a book titled "Experience AND Nature* as conductive concepts.
I have read Vygotskian commentary suggesting *nature* does not capture
the centrality of tools and artifacts. Would the title "Experience AND
Artifacts" be a useful working title?
Other titles that came to mind were "Experience AND Mediation" or
"Experience AND Activity".
I am proposing that *experience* and the conjunctive concepts as
distinctions can be played with in our models of human nature.
I am also aware that Dewey re-considered [analepsis] the choice of the
concept *experience* in his model. However, with the exploration of
the unity of cognition AND feeling I wonder if *experience* can still
be a concept which we can *live through* as a meaningfully shared
concept to explore analytical distinctions WITHIN unities?

The concept *word meaning* was proposed as a central concept used by
Vygotsky which as an aspect of experience unifies cognition and affect
WITHIN experience as situated.
This insight is exploring the place of *concepts* within experience
[as situated].
Calvin Schrag has explored Merleau-Ponty's  theme of the centrality of
the *visual FIELD* and proposes that M-P's insights exploring the
visual field within experience can be extended to other *fields* such
as the other perceptual fields [touch hearing, taste] AND conceptual
fields, and valuational fields.
The key insight M-P offers is that these multiple fields [perceptual,
conceptual, valuational] WITHIN experience are neither "outer worlds*
of re-presented or re-constituted objective properties and relations
on the one hand, nor are these multiple fields [perceptual,
conceptual, valuational]  an "abstracted inner world" as transcendentally accessed.
The experiential world [as situated] M-P describes as a *lived-through
Consciousness, [the theme Vygotsky was turning towards before his
early death], is NEVER ENCLOSED WITHIN ITSELF. It is from the
beginning lodged within the world as an intentional unity with figures
[and con-figurations] positioned or located against backgrounds
[Gestalts]. Gestalt has also been proposed on this xmca site as where Vygotsky was turning.
Schrag suggests M-P privileged the *visual field* but his key insight
can be expanded beyond the visual to multiple fields. Schrag suggests
the visual field is not *truer* or displays a *richer* structure than
do the other multiple fields. The visual field of sight does have the
advantage of providing more direct conditions for objectification. I
would add that the conceptual field also has this distinct benefit of
distanciation of figure and ground. Schrag points out that this
benefit however, by virtue of the distant and disembodied potential of
the visual sense [I would add conceptual field as sense] is prone to
become separated from the concrete
*experiencer* and the dynamic fields [as Gestalts]

Schrag highlights a word [aisthesis] which points to the phenomena
which MEDIATES all the senses. THIS full bodied is most overtly
displayed and manifested particularly WITHIN the perceptual field of
touch AS tactile sensation.

This is Schrag's key point [and may also be put in conjunction with
the unity of cognition and affect].
Full-bodied aisthesis CONTINUES TO BE OPERATIVE in the visual [and
conceptual] fields, and by virtue of aisthesis retains a unity WITHIN
This insight not does mean an inversion of visual and conceptual
fields to the nonvisual tactile or auditory fields. Touch and hearing
are neither truer or richer in structure than sight or concepts. No
sense should be elevated above the others. Sight and concepts without
the full bodied aisthesis of the other senses divests *experience* of
its vibrancy, as the other senses without the visual and conceptual
which provide distance tend to enslave experience within immediacy.

Schrag and the current article are emphasizing unity and the
multidimensional texture of experience as cognition AND affect. As
Schrag writes, "The multidimensional texture of experience is
displayed not only in the plurality of perceptual fields, but also in
the variegated deployment of conceptual and valuational fields.
Conceiving and valuing, as assuredly as perceiving, occur WITHIN a
figure-ground context. Experience is always broader in its reach than
perceptual fields."

M-P's privileging the visual sense is not his central insight. His
central insight is that the multiple fields of sense DISPLAYS a
figure-ground relation AND an intentional structure REVEALING its
intended figures at EVERY level of experience.

Jennifer, I enjoyed crisscrossing your insights and extensions of the
unity of cognition AND affect with Schrag's descriptions within a
phenomenology of experience.

I apologize if this is going off topic but your article is *in my
mind* as I am  reading Schrag's  theme of unity of the senses.