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[Xmca-l] Re: "Mediation" as Error Correction



I have long associated the term, dynamic assessment, with the work of
Reuven Feurstein and Alex Kozulin. Is it their work you are referring to,
David?

mike

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Alex Rosborough <alex_rosborough@byu.edu>
wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> Iım interested in hearing more about the [incongruent] relation between
> ³Dynamic Assessment² and classroom error correction. I suppose Jim Lantolf
> and Matt Poehnerıs Dynamic Assessment (DA) work is not of this kind? I
> donıt think they speak to early childhood education. Iım throwing their
> names out because Iım more familiar with their DA work and wondering how
> others (what youıre seeing) are defining DA. I agree with your simple
> examples at the bottom - I donıt see how directly/unilaterally giving an
> answer is mediation.
>
> Alex Rosborough
>
> On 2/10/16, 2:38 PM,
> "xmca-l-bounces+alex_rosborough=byu.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu on behalf of
> David Kellogg" <xmca-l-bounces+alex_rosborough=byu.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu on
> behalf of dkellogg60@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >I am occasionally, out of deference to a few papers I once published in
> >TESOL, sent articles to review on the use of Vygotskyan concepts in
> >language learning. Time was that these articles were mostly about
> >scaffolding and the ZPD; of late they have been mostly concerned with
> >"internalization" and "mediation".
> >
> >The problem is that most of these articles have taken these concepts
> >entirely out of child development and placed them in an alien
> >context--classroom error correction, which is now referred to as "Dynamic
> >Assessment".
> >
> >I am not sure what to do about this. It seems to me that one way to start
> >to address the issue is to go back to the original Hegelian idea of
> >"mediation" as using one force of nature against another: the force of air
> >pressure against gravity in flying, or the friction of snow vs. the
> >momentum of the fall line in skiing.
> >
> >When a teacher corrects an error in a classroom, e.g. when a teacher makes
> >the student say "This is a book" instead of "This is book", what are the
> >forces of nature that are being used against each other? Is this really an
> >instance of mediation at all?
> >
> >David Kellogg
> >Macquarie University
>
>
>


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