Re: ZPD/Chaiklin and Vygotsky/Bakhtin

From: Phil Chappell (
Date: Fri Jan 16 2004 - 02:28:01 PST

For those interested, a paper by Elkonin on periodisation can be found
at the following link.


On Jan 16, 2004, at 1:03 AM, Peter Moxhay wrote:

> Phil,
> Good questions! Referring again to the viewpoint of Russian learning
> theorists who studied under
> Davydov, even in early adolescence things get very complicated because
> "learning activity" is
> no longer the leading activity but still remains important. I wonder
> how they would approach something
> like second language learning in adulthood, where the structure of the
> adult's overall life activity may be
> even more complicated (and age-dependent?). It would certainly be
> interesting to know if anyone has made
> any headway (or not) in understanding _adult_ learning by referring to
> an Elkonin-like periodization,
> leading activities and so on. How is the character of adult learning
> determined by the place of learning within the
> adult's hierarchy of activities?
> Peter
>> Peter,
>> ... For adults who are using their first language as a mediational
>> tool for learning another language (i.e. where higher concepts are
>> matured/already maturing), I wonder what hypotheses are being made?
>> Obviously different to young school children, but what qualitative
>> differences to adults?

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