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- Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 11:10:54 -0700
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Mediation through artifacts is wonderfully illustrated in the article,
"Sound of the violin" by Ernst Boesch which can be found on the lchc
website in the old newsletter.
In the article by Peg Griffin and myself, this one at my web page on
the lchc.ucsd.edu site, called "Current activity for the future" we have
an example of a kid whose activity is being mediated, among other things,
by a computer game and micro world, and another case of
kids engaged in a form of work activity. Also relevant to discussions
of "scaffolding versus zopeds", but just the examples cut out from the
heavier theoretical stuff may suffice.
For practical activity AND mediation there are some fine articles by
Geoff Saxe on money and trade using different counting systems, different
modes of representing numbers using artifacts that change
historically, and even some intergenerational developmental patterns.
For play, my favorite example is Chapter 26 from Vivian Paley's book,
*Boys and Girls*, all of which I find wonderful.
David Lancy has a text full of examples from other cultures called
something like "the anthropology of learning."
Always fun to teach human development classes if the circumstances are not
On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Elizabeth Hadley Nickrenz <
> Right now I am busiest with the start of my Introduction to Human
> Development course, looking back on rough spots from last year and trying
> to figure out how to fine-tune and improve them. Which reminds me, I had a
> question I wanted to ask you all. Does anyone have any examples of
> "mediation through artifacts" and/or "practical activity" that they have
> found particularly helpful in illustrating these concepts for
> Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D.
> Department of Comparative Human Development
> University of Chicago
> From: email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org]
> on behalf of mike cole [email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 4:01 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; eXtended Mind, Culture,Activity
> Cc: Bruce Jones
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Messages on XMCA
> Bruce is asking about absence of email on xmca. I have sent a couple of
> message, but of course do not
> see them except later on the accumulated list.
> What's new? There sure are a lot of you out there. Hit reply and say
> something about what you
> are working on or wondering about.
> For example, I have been fussing over vocabulary confusions in a course
> that I visit in Colorado taught by
> Kris G. Learning, development, practice, zoped, social situation of
> development, context...... how are they related in Vygotky's theor?? Simple
> questions like that.
> And you??