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[Xmca-l] Re: Gunilla's 1996 paper



Thank you!  A very interesting way to discuss this -- It has mean thinking
about it anew, Beth

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 3:53 PM, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Beth,
>
> This most recent article fleshes out and makes distinct Gunilla’s
> contribution to re-interpreting Vygotsky and moving away from Leontiev who
> believes children are modelling themselves on adults.  i will quote a
> paragraph from page 930 of your and Monica’s article that should give pause
> as we move around and through this topic of playworlds :
>
>
>
> Of central importance to Lindqvist’s (1995, p. 50) theory of play is her
> positioning of herself in opposition to Leontiev, whom she characterizes as
> believing that adult roles are what children plat at, as believing that
> children’s ‘play faces the future’ because children in play are MODELING
> themselves on adults.  She explains that Leontiev thinks of play as
> REPRODUCTION of roles in an adult world, not as PRODUCTIVE.  Here Lindqvist
> is arguing that children are, often, modeling themselves on adults in play,
> but that play faces a future that will be created, in part, by those who
> are now children, and that will be created within some constraints that
> those who are now adults cannot even imagine.
>
> Lindqvist’s contribution to play theory derives in part from her ability
> to interpret Vygotsky’s work from outside the cultural, historical, and
> political context in which it was created.
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> I offer this paragraph because when I read the above quote in which the
> semantic ‘()’ challenges what in particular children are modelling (i.e.
> adults) this leaves open the centrality of the modelling process itself as
> the focus and not being **an adult**.
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>
>
> When Gunilla introduces **fear** figuratively AS the person under the
> bed, a modelling process is presented in a shared world  but that modelling
>  is not  focusing on being **an adult**.
>
> Now the modelling process can be **an adult** or the modelling process
> can be **fear**.
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>
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> Each are particular  instances of this modelling process. The modelling
> becomes the central focus. If we treat ‘adult’ as real and ‘fear’ as
> pretend and draw a RIGID boundary ‘marker’ between modelling (an adult) and
> modelling (fear) as two opposite phenomena, we seem to loose the actual
> phenomena of modelling and its centrality.
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> When **fear** is actualized as a person and **an adult** is actualized as
> a person, children can model either within a dramatic ‘()’.
>
> This phenomena has many sides in the way Merleau Ponty images ‘sides’ or
> aspects. For example if we face  the forward or side of something we
> imagine the back ‘side’ and move to verify this in space. It seems **fear**
> and **an adult** as somethings offer faces in the cloud that are examples
> of modelling phenomena. This no longer privileges **an adult** as more
> central than **fear** as phenomena modelled.
>
> Or so it seems?
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> Sent from my Windows 10 phone
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> *From: *Beth Ferholt <bferholt@gmail.com>
> *Sent: *February 8, 2017 8:48 AM
> *To: *laure.kloetzer@gmail.com; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
>
> *Subject: *[Xmca-l] Re: Gunilla's 1996 paper
>
>
>
> Let Monica and I know if there are others you are looking for, Laura, and
>
> maybe this is helpful? She wrote several things that should be read more
>
> than they are! Or more should be translated... Beth
>
>
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> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Laure Kloetzer <laure.kloetzer@gmail.com>
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> wrote:
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> > Dear Brian,
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> >
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> > Thank you so much for sharing ! Very interesting for me indeed.
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> >
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> > I decided to work on play with my students this semester as it is a
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> > wonderful and engaging entry into a lot of fascinating dimensions of
>
> > learning & culture. I also plan to make them work on classical works by
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> > Piaget and Vygotsky, and help them test the hypotheses of these authors
> on
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> > real observations of play.
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> >
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> > Best,
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> > LK
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> > 2017-02-07 19:05 GMT+01:00 Edmiston, Brian W. <edmiston.1@osu.edu>:
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> >
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> > > Thanks so much, Alfredo
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> > >
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> > > Laure, you might be interested in this chapter of mine in which I build
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> > on
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> > > Lindqvist’s work
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> > > It's coming out in the new Routledge Handbook of Early Childhood Play
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> > > (I know Beth has a chapter in there too)
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> > >
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> > > Brian Edmiston
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> > > > On 7 Feb 2017, at 11:37 am, Alfredo Jornet Gil <a.j.gil@iped.uio.no>
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> > > wrote:
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> > > > I see. Here is the article! I think this time is right.
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> > > >
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> > > > Alfredo
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> > > > ________________________________________
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> > > > From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.
> edu
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> > >
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> > > on behalf of Alfredo Jornet Gil <a.j.gil@iped.uio.no>
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> > > > Sent: 07 February 2017 17:18
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> > > > To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity; laure.kloetzer@gmail.com
>
> > > > Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Gunilla's 1996 paper
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> > > >
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> > > > Hi Laure,
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> > > >
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> > > > I find this online. not the best copy, but one available. See if you
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> > can
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> > > download it (it's 3MB big, can make it smaller and share if you could
> not
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> > > download)
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> > > > http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED396824.pdf
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> > > > Hope it helps,
>
> > > > Alfredo
>
> > > > ________________________________________
>
> > > > From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.
> edu
>
> > >
>
> > > on behalf of Laure Kloetzer <laure.kloetzer@gmail.com>
>
> > > > Sent: 07 February 2017 17:01
>
> > > > To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
>
> > > > Subject: [Xmca-l]  Gunilla's 1996 paper
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> > > >
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> > > > Dear colleagues,
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> > > >
>
> > > > After a desperate search for Gunilla's classical paper in my Swiss
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> > > > libraries, I am asking the community for some help. Would one of you
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> > > have a
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> > > > pdf copy of:
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> > > >
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> > > > Lindqvist, G. (1996). The aesthetics of play. A didactic study of
> play
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> > > and
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> > > > culture in preschools. *Early Years*, *17*(1), 6-11.
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> > > >
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> > > > Thanks a lot for your help !
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> > > > Best regards
>
> > > > LK
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> > > > <Linqvist 1996 The aesthetics of play Early years.pdf>
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> --
>
> Beth Ferholt
>
> Assistant Professor
>
> Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
>
> Brooklyn College, City University of New York
>
> 2900 Bedford Avenue
>
> Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
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>
>
> Email: bferholt@brooklyn.cuny.edu
>
> Phone: (718) 951-5205
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> Fax: (718) 951-4816
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-- 
Beth Ferholt
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

Email: bferholt@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 951-5205
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