Wasn't there a session involving Ole Drier on therepeutic work, Lois:?
PS-- And what about the idea of us gathinger together a bunch of key
papers /abstracts to ground discussion?
On 10/6/05, Lois Holzman <email@example.com> wrote:
> Adding my impressions to Ana's and Dot's and others...
> Just about everyone (myself included) was frustrated that the sessions
> REALLY wanted to go to were at the same time as theirs! That's a good
> though, reflective of an interesting program.
> Like others have mentioned, I was pleased with the presence of play and
> relationship to development. I also urge we do more interactive and
> sessions, like Ana's and to a lesser extent, the one Artin, Tony Perone,
> Carrie and I did. The whole issue of adult play, adult learning and
> development is, I think, underrepresented in ISCAR. Maybe that is
> A new thread was therapeutics, which I was so pleased to see (as I've been
> just abut the only one presenting on that in the past). I presented in one
> session and Pedro gave a terrific overview of how CHAT might contribute to
> reinvigorating (my word, not his) psychotherapy. I would love to see an
> ongoing discussion of AT and psychotherapy, which I could initiate if
> is interest.
> It's my impression that there was lots on children and relatively little
> teens, except in relation to identity. I wished for more reports and
> discussion on intervention projects.
> Overall, I found the environment more informal, friendly and just less
> stuffy than in the past!
> > From: Dot Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Reply-To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <email@example.com>
> > Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 16:36:02 -0700 (PDT)
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [xmca] ISCAR - Sevilla 2005 -- Theoretical Concepts in CHAT and
> > connestion...
> > Dear Ana,
> > Thank you so much for your reflections....I found myself returning to a
> > mountain of work, with no perceived time for reflection of Seville.
> Thanks for
> > changing that. It was a deep joy to speak with you, Ana, and to connect
> > others, and a little sadness at not being able to hear more
> > would like to say that I was profoundly touched at the session that
> > Roth organized, especially with Bakhurst's positive-critical thoughts on
> > thrid generation of activity theory.....points that really need to be
> > addressed. And, Mike's statements, as I told him, touched me to the very
> > of my being. Clearly, we need to ask ourselves who profits from CHAT
> > and practice.....Mike received a question about the "romantic" climate
> in the
> > film the "Butterflies of Zagorsk," a BBC production during the 1980s
> about the
> > blind and deaf institute in the former Zagorsk, Russia, where people
> > trained so that they actually could receive higher degrees in
> > at
> > Moscow State University. One woman, is a mother of two children, a poet,
> > psychologist....and my mind wandered back to this nostalgia. Mike
> stopped it
> > immediately....he told us that every situation we are in can be used for
> > research (and of course, we know it can enhance our own transformation,
> > that of others). Mike spoke of his work in Africa, and how that is his
> > laboratory....and of very large classes in California he wants to
> humanize. I
> > was stunned beyond belief at his words, as I am very involved in an
> > 120 km West of Moscow, and to be honest, I have never viewed this
> situation as
> > my field of research, my field of helping to create transformation. And,
> > returned home to rural Missouri truly empowered inside, to start to
> create my
> > research field every day, in the trenches where I live at the moment.
> > speech completely transformed me, as a human being, and as a researcher.
> > learned to stop romanticizing the past, and jump into "today," no
> > where I
> > am, and really live, and also know that I am the one who has profited so
> > greatly from Vygotskian-inspired theory and practice. Sevilla was
> > May some of these notes we are writing reach the organizers, and may we
> > them our gratitude. As well, Seth has given more of himself to ISCRAT
> > ISCAR than many of us realize....He is often alone in many areas, and
> each of
> > us needs to jump in more and help him and others with concrete actions.
> > thank all of you for so many things as well. For me, Sevilla is a new
> > beginning....And, I really want to thank you, Ana, and Lois (perhaps
> > for going beyond words to active sessions that allow us to move,
> interact, and
> > become more human.
> > warmly,
> > Dot
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