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[Xmca-l] Re: Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died



*Hi Everyone,**Below is a record of my email correspondence** wi**th Jerome
Bruner w*
*hile I **was writing **an introductory book for educators about Vygot**sky
and a second  email about the coining of the phrase "scaffolding" * *It*
* starts from the bottom up.*
*Robert Lake*

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jerome S Bruner <jsb3@nyu.edu>
Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
To: Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu>


Just one of those "labelling inuitions" that came out of the blue!     jb

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu>
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
To: jsb3@nyu.edu


> Thank-you Dr. Bruner.
>  It really does help.
>
>
>  When did you first come up with the notion of scaffolding? Was it
> connected to an observation out of your own experience in research or
> a personal experience?
>
>
>  Thanks again for responding. You made my day.
>
>
>  Robert Lake
>
>
  Jerome S Bruner  10/02/10 4:04 PM >>>
>  As I recall, my introduction to Vygotsky came when Eugenia Hanfmann
> was working on a translation of what was to be Vygotsky's first book
> in English, THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE, published in 1962 by MIT Press.
> You'll recall that I wrote an Introduction to that book.  I had
> earlier become acquainted with Vygotsky's work through Alexander
> Romanovich Luria who was the Professor of Psychology at  Moscow with
> whom I visited in Moscow on several occasions.  He was a great admirer
> of Vygotsky and his work and felt strongly that my own work on
> perception and cognition generally were very much in the Vygotskian
> mode.  For my part, I felt in those days that Vygotsky was an
> important corrective to the Piagetian culturally-blind approach to
> child development.  I think that it was that aspect of my own work
> that led to my being asked to write an introduction to the Vygotsky
> volume.
>
>  Does that help?
>
>  All best wishes.
>
>          Jerome Bruner
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Robert Lake
>  Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 2:40 pm
>  Subject: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
>  To: jerome.bruner@nyu.edu
>  Cc: carol.feldman@nyu.edu
>
>
>  > Dear Dr. Bruner,
>  >  I  am now beginning chapter one of a primer on Vygotsky and
>  > education. Actually I already signed a book contract. One of the
> areas
>  > I am covering is a brief introduction to some of LSV's academic
>  > "family". I have sources for M. Cole, S. Scribner, A. Kozulin, L.
>  > Holtzman, J.Wersch, E. Kravtsova, Y. Engstrom ,D.Robbins and L.
> Moll,
>  > but  I am not able to find anything in the way of  historical
>  > biography about your connection to his work. Is  there anything
>  > written anywhere about how you were introduced to your Vygotsky?
>  >  If not, may I call you and ask a few questions?
>  >
>  >  Thank-you for all you have imparted to our generation.
>

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Andy, thank you for finding this!!!
>
> Helena
>
> > On Jun 5, 2016, at 8:56 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
> >
> > https://vimeo.com/groups/chat/videos/56737069
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > Andy Blunden
> > http://home.mira.net/~andy
> > http://www.brill.com/products/book/origins-collective-decision-making
> > On 6/06/2016 10:38 AM, David H Kirshner wrote:
> >> My condolences, Mike.
> >> A huge loss to all of us.
> >> Perhaps sometime you can share with us some of your personal
> experiences with him.
> >> David
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:
> xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
> >> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 6:37 PM
> >> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> >> Subject: [Xmca-l] Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died
> >>
> >> ​At the age of 100 it cannot be unexpected, but  I have just heard from
> a colleague that Jerry Bruner​ has died.
> >> Its difficult to lose a colleague and friend who had a fundamental
> influence on my own life trajectory.
> >> mike
> >>
> >
>
>
>


-- 
Robert Lake  Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Social Foundations of Education
Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8144, Statesboro, GA  30460
Secretary/Treasurer-AERA- Paulo Freire Special Interest Group
Webpage: https://georgiasouthern.academia.edu/RobertLake*Democracy must be
born anew in every generation, and education is its midwife.* John
Dewey-*Democracy
and Education*,1916, p. 139