Good point, Mike! But, I think your "breakfast actions" are still
reflective. Try to talk with people who design robots and they will tell how
reflective our "automatized actions" (or "operations" cf. Leontiev) are...
Of course, we talk about different degree and quality of reflection. In my
view, reflectivity is an aspect of any activity and any alive organism (even
Of course, the issue is whether we care about reflection of a specific
action. It depends on our purpose as researchers or as educators.
What do you think?
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> From: Mike Cole [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: RE: Reflection and change in a CHAT/Cultural Psychology paradigm
> I think that not all practices are reflective in the sense that your
> college student example illustates Eugenge. The practice of making
> in the morning in my household appears to be carried out by people about
> whom one might wonder if they were conscious, never my reflective!
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