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[Xmca-l] Re: Messages on XMCA

How funny! I must remember to read what Swype believes me to be typing. Messages, of course...


Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co> wrote:
>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
>> 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
>>> of "scaffolding versus zopeds", but just the examples cut out from
>>> 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
>>> For play, my favorite example is Chapter 26 from Vivian Paley's
>>> *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
>>> 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,
>>> had a
>>>> question I wanted to ask you all. Does anyone have any examples of
>>>> "mediation through artifacts" and/or  "practical activity" that
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> development, context...... how are they related in Vygotky's
>>> Simple
>>>> questions like that.
>>>> And you??
>>>> mike
>> -- 
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