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



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Leif

15 feb 2017 kl. 19:03 skrev Beth Ferholt <bferholt@gmail.com>:

> 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.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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**.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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**.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> *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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Laure Kloetzer <laure.kloetzer@gmail.com>
>> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> Dear Brian,
>> 
>>> 
>> 
>>> Thank you so much for sharing ! Very interesting for me indeed.
>> 
>>> 
>> 
>>> I decided to work on play with my students this semester as it is a
>> 
>>> wonderful and engaging entry into a lot of fascinating dimensions of
>> 
>>> learning & culture. I also plan to make them work on classical works by
>> 
>>> Piaget and Vygotsky, and help them test the hypotheses of these authors
>> on
>> 
>>> real observations of play.
>> 
>>> 
>> 
>>> Best,
>> 
>>> LK
>> 
>>> 
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>>> 2017-02-07 19:05 GMT+01:00 Edmiston, Brian W. <edmiston.1@osu.edu>:
>> 
>>> 
>> 
>>>> Thanks so much, Alfredo
>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>>>> Laure, you might be interested in this chapter of mine in which I build
>> 
>>> on
>> 
>>>> Lindqvist’s work
>> 
>>>> It's coming out in the new Routledge Handbook of Early Childhood Play
>> 
>>>> (I know Beth has a chapter in there too)
>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>>>> Brian Edmiston
>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> On 7 Feb 2017, at 11:37 am, Alfredo Jornet Gil <a.j.gil@iped.uio.no>
>> 
>>>> wrote:
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> I see. Here is the article! I think this time is right.
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> Alfredo
>> 
>>>>> ________________________________________
>> 
>>>>> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.
>> edu
>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>>>> on behalf of Alfredo Jornet Gil <a.j.gil@iped.uio.no>
>> 
>>>>> Sent: 07 February 2017 17:18
>> 
>>>>> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity; laure.kloetzer@gmail.com
>> 
>>>>> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Gunilla's 1996 paper
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> Hi Laure,
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> I find this online. not the best copy, but one available. See if you
>> 
>>> can
>> 
>>>> download it (it's 3MB big, can make it smaller and share if you could
>> not
>> 
>>>> download)
>> 
>>>>> http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED396824.pdf
>> 
>>>>> 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
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> Dear colleagues,
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> After a desperate search for Gunilla's classical paper in my Swiss
>> 
>>>>> libraries, I am asking the community for some help. Would one of you
>> 
>>>> have a
>> 
>>>>> pdf copy of:
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> Lindqvist, G. (1996). The aesthetics of play. A didactic study of
>> play
>> 
>>>> and
>> 
>>>>> culture in preschools. *Early Years*, *17*(1), 6-11.
>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
>>>>> Thanks a lot for your help !
>> 
>>>>> Best regards
>> 
>>>>> LK
>> 
>>>>> <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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Email: bferholt@brooklyn.cuny.edu
>> 
>> Phone: (718) 951-5205
>> 
>> Fax: (718) 951-4816
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 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
> Fax: (718) 951-4816