Michael Cole's current research is focused on the creation of University-Community partnerships. The basic strategy of the research is to place undergraduates in community settings populated by children under-represented in most American universities. The goal is to propose and test principles for the design of effective out of school learning experiences for the children and authentic theory/practice education for the students.
Professor Mike Cole is a member of the National Academies of Education of the United States and Russia and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a University Professor Emeritus in the University of California. Significant publications, almost all of which were collaborative efforts with various colleagues include The Cultural Context of Learning and Thinking (Basic Books, 1971), Cultural Psychology Harvard University Press, 1996), The Development of Children (2008), and The Fifth Dimension: An After-School Program Built on Diversity (Russell-Sage, 2006).
Apropos Thoughts on Revolutions and Their Causes
Selected Publications and Papers
on Social Class: On Bernstein's Class, Codes and Control
Sylvia Scribner and Mike Cole, in Reviews in Anthropology, Vol. 1, No. 1, Feb. 1974.
The Perils of Translation: A First Step in Reconsidering Vygotsky's
Theory of Development in Relation to Formal Education
Michael Cole, in Mind, Culture, and Activity, 16: 291-295, 2009.
Cultural-Historical Activity Theory,
Michael Cole, in Qualitative Research, © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Differences and Deficits in Psychological Research in Historical
A Commentary on the Special Section
Michael Cole, in Developmental Psychology 2013, Vol. 49, No. 1, 84-91.
The World Beyond Our Borders:
What Might Our Students Need To Know About It?
Mike Cole, in American Psycholoist, September 1984 (pp.998-1005).
Beyond the Individual-Social Antinomy in
Discussions of Piaget and Vygotsky
Michael Cole and James. V. Wertsch, in Human Development, 1996:39:250-256.
Vygotsky and Context: Toward a Resolution of Theoretical Disputes in The Sociocultural Turn in Psychology: The Contextual Emergence of Mind and Self, Cole, M., Gajdamaschko, N., In, S. Kirschner, & J. Martin, J. (Eds) (2010). (pp. 253-280). New York, NY, US: Columbia University Press.
Internationalism in psychology: We need it now more than ever
Cole, M. (2006), in American Psychologist, 61(8), 904.
Remembering the Future,
Cole, Michael, Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition (13).
psychology: some general remarks and a proposal for a new kind of
cultural genetic methodology
Cole, Michael, Edited by James Wertsh, Pablo del Rio, Amelia Alvarez (1995).
The cognitive consequences of education: Some empirical evidence of theoretical misgivings Cole, M., & Sharp, D., & Lave, J. (1976). The Urban Review, 9(4), 218-223.
The concept of literacy in print and film Cole, Michael, and Keyssar, Helene.
Culture and Cognitio Cole, M., & Cigagas, X.E. (2010)., In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.). Handbook of cultural developmental science. (pp. 127-142). New York, NY, US: Psychology Press.
Design experimentation as a theoretical and empirical tool for developmental pedagogical research. Nicolopoulou, A. & Cole, M. (2010). Pedagogies. An International Journal, 5 (1), 61 — 71.
Creating an Idioculture to Promote the Development of Children Who Have Suffered Cerebral Palsy Braga, L., Rossi, L., & Cole (2010), Educação e Contemporaneidade (Education in the Contemporary World).
Rethinking the Goody Myth Michael Cole, Jennifer Cole.
Contextual Factors in Education: Improving science and mathematics education for women and minorities (1987) Ed. Michael Cole, Peg Griffin, LCHC.
Phylogeny and cultural history in ontogeny Michael Cole (Available in Russian).
Zone of Proximal Development. (1985) Cole, Michael.
Cultural-Historical Activity Theory in the Family of Socio-Cultural Approaches International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development Newsletter. 47(1), 1-4 by Cole, Michael.
Culture and Development
Developmental Science; An Advanced Textbook
Current activity for the future in Children's Learning in the "Zone of Proximal Development" Peg Griffin and Mike Cole, 1984.
Can Cultural Psychology Help us Think About Diversity? Michael Cole, UCSD LCHC 1998.
Cultural Amplifiers Reconsidered Michael Cole and Peg Griffin, 1980, Ch. 15, pg. 343-364.
Contemporary Implications of Vygotsky and Luria Michael Cole and James V. Wertsch, 1996.
Reading Vygotsky (Preface to an edited collection of Vygotsky Writings by Rieber and Robineon). Michael Cole.
Comments on Commentaries About Cultural Psychology Michael Cole.
Ecological Niche Picking: Ecological Invalidity as an Axiom of Experimental Cognitive Psychology (Unpublished Manuscript) Michael Cole, Lois Hood, and Ray McDermott.
School's Invasion of “After-School”: Colonization, Rationalization, or Expansion of Access? (2003) Nocon, Honorine, Michael Cole.
Alexander Luria, Cultural Psychology and The Resolution of the Crisis in Psychology (1997) Michael Cole.
Culture and Cognitive Science A Talk Presented to the Cognitive Science Program, U.C. Santa Barbara, May 15, 1997. Michael Cole.
Cultural Historical Activity Theory Katherine Brown and Michael Cole.
The Illusion of Culture-free Intelligence Testing Cole, Michael.
Cultural-Historical Approaches to Designing for Development Cole, Michael and Engestöm, Yrjö.
Bruner and Hybridity Talk Presented at Symposium Honoring Jerome Bruner, Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, Nov. 17, 2000.
"Literate Mathematical Discourse: What it is and why should we care?" Anna Sfard, The University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 2002 Michael Cole, University of California San Diego, USA.
We Have Met Technology and it is Us Michael Cole & Jan Derry
The Fate of Stages Past: Reflections on the Heterogeneity of Thinking from the Perspective of Cultural-historical Psychology Michael Cole and Eugene Subbotsky.
Beyond the Individual-social Antimony.pdf, (1996) Michael Cole, James V. Wertsch.
Promoting Service Learning as a Byproduct of Academically Oriented, Community Based Practicum Courses. Elaine Parent, Lars Rossen, LCHC.
Development and Education
Commentary on Conceptualizing Cultural and Racialized Process in Learning Michael Cole, in Human Development, 2012;55:340-347.
Influence of Schooling on Concept Formation Cole, M., and D'Andrade, R.
Situational Variability in the Speech of Preschool Children M. Cole, J. Dore, and W. S. Hall.
Literacy without School Testing for Intellectual Effects Sylvia Scribner and Mike Cole.
Socially-Shared Cognition: System Design and the Organization of Collaborative Research Katherine Brown and Michael Cole.
A Utopian Methodology as a Tool for Cultural and Critical Psychologies: Toward a Positive Critical Theory Katherine Brown and Michael Cole.
Schooling and Human Development Michael Cole.
Comparative Cognitive Research: Learning from a Learning Disabled Child (1981) Michael Cole, Ken Traupmann.
Individual and Collective Activities in Educational Computer Game Playing (1997) Victor Kaptelinin, Michael Cole.
A Model System Approach to Reading King, Griffin, Diaz, Cole.
New Technologies, Basic Skills: Language, Literacy and Culture Peg Griffin, Michael Cole.
A Socio-Historical Approach to Re-mediation Michael Cole and Peg Griffin.
Design Experimentation and Mutual Appropriation: Two Strategies for University/Community Collaborative After-School Interventions Deborah Downing-Wilson, Robert Lecusay, and Michael Cole.
Cultural-Historical Approaches to Designing for Development Michael Cole & Yrjö Engeström.
Youth Development FOCUS: A Monograph of the 4-H Center for Youth Development University of California, Davis Ketherine Brown and Michael Cole, 1997.
Documenting Children's Problem Solving Behaviors: Using Fieldnotes of Participant Observers Amy Olt, Michael Cole and Scott Woodbridge.
Sustaining Model Systems of Educational Activity: Designing for the Long Haul Paper Presented at Symposium Honoring the Work of Ann Brown (2001) Michael Cole.
Challenges to Studying Developmental Processes in Voluntary Afterschool Programs Prepared for AERA, April, 2001 Michael Cole.
Articulos en Espanol
Chapters from Psicología Cultural
Capitulo 10: Poner la cultura en el centro
Cognicion y pensamiento
La zona de desarrollo proximo: donde cultura y conocimiento se generan
Infancia y Aprendizaje, Mike Cole (1984).
Vygostky a los 100: teoria de la actividad cultural-historica como
instrumento para el pensamiento
Michael Cole, Conferencia en Cuernavaca, Mexico (1996).
Una aproximacion socio-historica a la re-mediacion
Mike Cole y Peg Griffin (1989).
Articles in Russian
Изучение поведения в контексте:
Translation: The study of behavior in context: A mesogenetic methodology
Cultural-Historical Psychology 2015. Vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 55—68
культура и когнитивная наука
Translation: Culture and Cognitive Science
ПОДХОД В ПСИХОЛОГИИ
Translation: "Re-mediation, Diagnosis, Remediation" Mike Cole, & Peg Griffin, Esteban Diaz, Catherine King 1989.
Переплетение филогенетической и
культурной в онтогенезе
Translation: "The interweaving of the Phylogenetic and Cultural-Historical in Ontogeny"
КОММЕНТАРИИ К КОМЕНТАРИЯМ
Translation: "Comments on Commentaries About Cultural Psychology.” 1994.
Размышления Над Портретом А.Р. Лурия
Translation: "A Portrait of Luria: An epilogue to the English language translation of A.R. Luria's autobiography, The Making of Mind."
Свобода и скованость
Translation: "Freedom and Constraint in Human Action" Michael Cole & James Wertsch, 2011.
Алехандр Лурия и Културная
Translation: "Alexander Luria and Cultural Psychology."
Translation: "A cultural-historical approach to re-mediation", USSR 1998.
Interview (2006): The Role of Technology in Learning and Education, a movie.
Interview (1/2011) in: Europe's Journal of Psychology, February Issue 2011
Remembering Giyoo Hatano - wmv file.
Speeches at Michael Cole's retirement dinner, June 7, 2013