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[Xmca-l] Re: Messages on XMCA

How many xmca marriages do you have, Bruce? I'm not sure that's mediation: I think the word is polygamy. Maybe polygamediation.


On Oct 5, 2013, at 1:55 PM, Bruce Robinson <bruce@brucerob.eu> wrote:

> mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mediation through artifacts is wonderfully illustrated 
> ...by the fact th at all my xmca marriages are arriving in triplicate.
> Bruce Robinson
> 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
>> too miserable!
>> mike
>> On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Elizabeth Hadley Nickrenz <
>> nickrenz@uchicago.edu> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> undergraduates?
>>> Best,
>>> Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D.
>>> Department of Comparative Human Development
>>> University of Chicago
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu
>> [xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu]
>>> on behalf of mike cole [lchcmike@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 4:01 PM
>>> To: xmca-l@ucsd.edu; 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??
>>> mike
> -- 
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