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



Dear Sue,

Your idea of a special issue of MInd, Culture, and Activity is a perfect way to make a small contribution to honouring a person who has been such a good friend to so many and a brilliant mentor and scholar for even more.

Thank you for this. He will be missed, jen


On 2016-06-06, at 12:10 AM, Susan Davis wrote:

> Thanks for letting us know Mike and sympathies to those who knew him,
> 
> What an incredible contribution Bruner has made, writing on so many
> aspects of learning and what it means to be human.
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> I, like so many, continue to discover new riches in the body of his work.
> Amazingly this morning when Mike’s email came through I was re-reading a
> piece by Bruner “A Narrative Model of Self-Construction”. Last year I was
> also revisiting some of his work when I was researching the Heathcote
> Rolling Role book, looking at the ambition and scope of the MACOS program
> as a material embodiment of many progressive education and
> cultural-historical theoretical tenants.
> 
> I would love to see a special edition of MCA and other publications
> revisiting his work and its impact, not only in a historical sense, but
> also  considering key aspects of his work worth revisiting and
> reinterpreting anew.
> 
> Kind regards
> Sue
> 
> 
> 
> Dr Susan Davis 
> Senior Lecturer | School of Education & the Arts | Higher Education
> Division 
> CQUniversity Australia, Noosa Campus |
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> On 6/06/2016 11:33 am, "Greg Thompson" <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Would it be irreverent to say:
>> "Bravo for a life well lived!"
>> ?
>> 
>> And, I'd love to hear more reflections on Bruner. The next generation of
>> scholars desperately needs to know more about this generation.
>> -greg
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 9:56 AM, 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
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
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>> 
>> -- 
>> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of Anthropology
>> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>> Brigham Young University
>> Provo, UT 84602
>> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
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