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[Xmca-l] Cultural-Historical SIG call for proposals--AERA 2016

Hello, XMCAers!

This email contains a call for proposals for the AERA’s Cultural-Historical
Research SIG. The submission period for AERA has officially opened; the
deadline for submissions is July 22, 2015.

The 2016 AERA Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, USA, April
8-12, 2016; it will convene around the theme “Public Scholarship to Educate
Diverse Democracies.” (See a description of the theme here
see information about how to submit paper and session proposals here

The Cultural-Historical Research SIG call for proposals is included in the
body of this email and as an attachment below. If you have questions,
please direct them to the Program Co-Chairs Nancy Ares (
nares@warner.rochester.edu) or Natalia Gajdamaschko (


Jacob McWilliams
Communications Chair, Cultural-Historical Research SIG, AERA
Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences Program
University of Colorado Boulder

*Cultural-Historical Research SIG Call for Proposals*

*For AERA 2016 Annual Meeting:*

*“Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies”*

When AERA was founded a century ago, Lev Vygotsky was 20 years old and on
the brink of a decade of prolific work leading to discoveries that would
(eventually) shake up Western psychology and education and would reshape
how learning, development, culture, play, language and the relationship
between all of these are understood. While it took over 50 years for those
discoveries to make it to the United States, Vygotsky’s theories (and those
of his colleagues) are now some of the most utilized frameworks for
innovations in education in formal and informal settings. In that time,
Vygotsky’s original work has given birth to a wide range of theories and
practices, including Socio-Cultural, Cultural-Historical, Activity, and
related critical and post-modern approaches, all of which are represented
by the Cultural-Historical Research SIG.

The CHR SIG of AERA is therefore calling for proposals for the 2016 Annual
Meeting that represent the breadth and relevance of Vygotskian,
Socio-Cultural, Activity and related theory, research and practice for
education in the 21st century. We are particularly seeking proposals that

   - The diversity of approaches that fall under the umbrella of CHR,
   including, socio-cultural, Marxist, activity, and arts-based and postmodern
   - The relevance of Vygotsky for innovations in education that offer
   creative responses to the ongoing education “crisis” in the US and around
   the world
   - The range of methodologies that utilize CH approaches, including mixed
   methods, action research, arts based research, and performance studies
   - The diversity of fields and settings in which CH theory is used and to
   which it is applicable (i.e. early childhood, outside of school, STEM
   learning, literacy, adult learning, ELL).
   - Proposals that explore the past, present and future of CH approaches.
   - Proposals that address the intersections of CH theories with critical
   theories that include, for example, focus on relations of power, activities
   that create the “Other,” and sources of oppression.


Attachment: 2016 AERA CHR SIG call.docx
Description: MS-Word 2007 document