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[Xmca-l] Reviewers Needed for CHAT SIG AERA



Hello All,

 

Natalia Gajdamaschko and I will be serving as program co-chairs for next
year's annual meeting in San Antonio. Please sign up as reviewers.

 

Thanks,

 

Aria and Natalia

 

Cultural Historical Call for Proposals

AERA 2017

 

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 2017 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
represent:

 

.             The diversity of approaches that fall under the umbrella of
CHR, including, socio-cultural, Marxist, activity, and arts-based and
postmodern approaches. 

 

.             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.

 

 

 

Aria Razfar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture

Director of Graduate Studies, Curriculum and Instruction

University of Illinois at Chicago

1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147

Chicago, IL, 60607

 

Director of English Learning through Mathematics, Science and Action
Research (ELMSA)

www.elmsa.org <http://www.elmsa.org/> 

 

Webpage: http://education.uic.edu/personnel/faculty/aria-razfar-phd

Tel: 312-413-8373

Fax: 312-996-8134