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[Xmca-l] Re: Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died

Robert, I have read this email exchange that you had with "jb" over and over and find myself so moved by the idea of scaffolding as "just one of those 'labeling intuitions' that came out of the blue". This very phrasing and sense of how ideas emerge is so important as we think about thinking and culture and how they influence each other in such profound and spiralling ways. I love this and I thank you for sharing it. What a wonderful contribution to the biography of an idea that has so influenced us all. I recently read a 1981 paper that Bruner wrote about education in which he used the word mindfulness in such an in-passing way that I almost wonder naively if his use of it as a labelling intuition then might help to account for its huge status in the cultural landscape of education now...  in any case, great thanks for sharing. 

And yes, Leif, it is wonderful to remember his keynote at Iscrat 98 in Arhus! 

Thanks to him and to all of you for sharing your actual minds toward possible worlds.

Jessie Kindred
From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] on behalf of Helena Worthen [helenaworthen@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2016 6:23 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died

Nice, Robert!!!


> On Jun 6, 2016, at 11:05 AM, Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu> wrote:
> *Hi Everyone,**Below is a record of my email correspondence** wi**th Jerome
> Bruner w*
> *hile I **was writing **an introductory book for educators about Vygot**sky
> and a second  email about the coining of the phrase "scaffolding" * *It*
> * starts from the bottom up.*
> *Robert Lake*
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jerome S Bruner <jsb3@nyu.edu>
> Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM
> Subject: Re: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
> To: Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu>
> Just one of those "labelling inuitions" that came out of the blue!     jb
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu>
> Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:17 pm
> Subject: Re: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
> To: jsb3@nyu.edu
>> Thank-you Dr. Bruner.
>> It really does help.
>> When did you first come up with the notion of scaffolding? Was it
>> connected to an observation out of your own experience in research or
>> a personal experience?
>> Thanks again for responding. You made my day.
>> Robert Lake
>  Jerome S Bruner  10/02/10 4:04 PM >>>
>> As I recall, my introduction to Vygotsky came when Eugenia Hanfmann
>> was working on a translation of what was to be Vygotsky's first book
>> in English, THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE, published in 1962 by MIT Press.
>> You'll recall that I wrote an Introduction to that book.  I had
>> earlier become acquainted with Vygotsky's work through Alexander
>> Romanovich Luria who was the Professor of Psychology at  Moscow with
>> whom I visited in Moscow on several occasions.  He was a great admirer
>> of Vygotsky and his work and felt strongly that my own work on
>> perception and cognition generally were very much in the Vygotskian
>> mode.  For my part, I felt in those days that Vygotsky was an
>> important corrective to the Piagetian culturally-blind approach to
>> child development.  I think that it was that aspect of my own work
>> that led to my being asked to write an introduction to the Vygotsky
>> volume.
>> Does that help?
>> All best wishes.
>>         Jerome Bruner
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Robert Lake
>> Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 2:40 pm
>> Subject: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
>> To: jerome.bruner@nyu.edu
>> Cc: carol.feldman@nyu.edu
>>> Dear Dr. Bruner,
>>> I  am now beginning chapter one of a primer on Vygotsky and
>>> education. Actually I already signed a book contract. One of the
>> areas
>>> I am covering is a brief introduction to some of LSV's academic
>>> "family". I have sources for M. Cole, S. Scribner, A. Kozulin, L.
>>> Holtzman, J.Wersch, E. Kravtsova, Y. Engstrom ,D.Robbins and L.
>> Moll,
>>> but  I am not able to find anything in the way of  historical
>>> biography about your connection to his work. Is  there anything
>>> written anywhere about how you were introduced to your Vygotsky?
>>> If not, may I call you and ask a few questions?
>>> Thank-you for all you have imparted to our generation.
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Andy, thank you for finding this!!!
>> Helena
>>> On Jun 5, 2016, at 8:56 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
>>> https://vimeo.com/groups/chat/videos/56737069
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Andy Blunden
>>> http://home.mira.net/~andy
>>> http://www.brill.com/products/book/origins-collective-decision-making
>>> On 6/06/2016 10:38 AM, David H Kirshner wrote:
>>>> My condolences, Mike.
>>>> A huge loss to all of us.
>>>> Perhaps sometime you can share with us some of your personal
>> experiences with him.
>>>> David
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:
>> xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
>>>> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 6:37 PM
>>>> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
>>>> Subject: [Xmca-l] Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died
>>>> ​At the age of 100 it cannot be unexpected, but  I have just heard from
>> a colleague that Jerry Bruner​ has died.
>>>> Its difficult to lose a colleague and friend who had a fundamental
>> influence on my own life trajectory.
>>>> mike
> --
> Robert Lake  Ed.D.
> Associate Professor
> Social Foundations of Education
> Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
> Georgia Southern University
> P. O. Box 8144, Statesboro, GA  30460
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> Dewey-*Democracy
> and Education*,1916, p. 139