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[Xmca-l] Re: Anthropology of Youth and Childhood teaching resources



Greg and Rod,
I was reading through a nice, long article on the ZPD co-authored and proferred for the chat by David Kellogg some weeks back:

http://www.academia.edu/13725202/Between_Lessons_The_Zone_of_Proximal_Development_in_Korean_Schools <http://www.academia.edu/13725202/Between_Lessons_The_Zone_of_Proximal_Development_in_Korean_Schools>

On page 11 of the article I found the following:

"Vygotsky also uses two very different methods in his book on imagination and creativity. In one, Vygotsky uses children’s drawings, songs by street children, and their spontaneous literary productions in class theatre and in class newspapers to try to understand what child imagination is like and how adult intervention in the creative process can build on it rather than substitute itself for it. In the other, he discusses Tolstoy’s experiments with teaching children literary language. Despite Tolstoy’s claim that he is “learning” from the children, we actually learn a lot more about Tolstoy’s expectations than we do about the children’s independent capabilities.”

As a parent, as a teacher, and as a teacher educator, I have struggled for a long with how we can both respect creative youth and be knowledgeable adults, The quote, for me, resonates with what Greg proffered from the Anthropology of Youth and Childhood group. 

Henry

   
> On Jul 30, 2015, at 12:45 AM, Rod Parker-Rees <R.Parker-Rees@plymouth.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> Many thanks Greg - some really useful films here. I am sure our students will find much to discuss among them.
> Rod
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> Sent: 30 July 2015 05:11
> To: xmca-l@ucsd.edu
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Anthropology of Youth and Childhood teaching resources
> 
> Interesting stuff here:
> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAJWMx-D8EYn3orNjsCy9k3F2atP31hrZ
> 
> It is a youtube channel of teaching resources assembled by the Anthropology of Youth and Childhood group.
> 
> It includes some ethnographies of kids from around the globe as well as a recent redo of the classic black/white doll study.
> 
> Hopefully it will be of interest to some...
> 
> -greg
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