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[Xmca-l] Re: "Mediation" as Error Correction

I have long associated the term, dynamic assessment, with the work of
Reuven Feurstein and Alex Kozulin. Is it their work you are referring to,


On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Alex Rosborough <alex_rosborough@byu.edu>

> Hi David,
> Iım interested in hearing more about the [incongruent] relation between
> ³Dynamic Assessment² and classroom error correction. I suppose Jim Lantolf
> and Matt Poehnerıs Dynamic Assessment (DA) work is not of this kind? I
> donıt think they speak to early childhood education. Iım throwing their
> names out because Iım more familiar with their DA work and wondering how
> others (what youıre seeing) are defining DA. I agree with your simple
> examples at the bottom - I donıt see how directly/unilaterally giving an
> answer is mediation.
> Alex Rosborough
> On 2/10/16, 2:38 PM,
> "xmca-l-bounces+alex_rosborough=byu.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu on behalf of
> David Kellogg" <xmca-l-bounces+alex_rosborough=byu.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu on
> behalf of dkellogg60@gmail.com> wrote:
> >I am occasionally, out of deference to a few papers I once published in
> >TESOL, sent articles to review on the use of Vygotskyan concepts in
> >language learning. Time was that these articles were mostly about
> >scaffolding and the ZPD; of late they have been mostly concerned with
> >"internalization" and "mediation".
> >
> >The problem is that most of these articles have taken these concepts
> >entirely out of child development and placed them in an alien
> >context--classroom error correction, which is now referred to as "Dynamic
> >Assessment".
> >
> >I am not sure what to do about this. It seems to me that one way to start
> >to address the issue is to go back to the original Hegelian idea of
> >"mediation" as using one force of nature against another: the force of air
> >pressure against gravity in flying, or the friction of snow vs. the
> >momentum of the fall line in skiing.
> >
> >When a teacher corrects an error in a classroom, e.g. when a teacher makes
> >the student say "This is a book" instead of "This is book", what are the
> >forces of nature that are being used against each other? Is this really an
> >instance of mediation at all?
> >
> >David Kellogg
> >Macquarie University


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