I wanted to let you know about a conference Lois Holzman and I are
organizing in NYC on May 14 and 15. I am also attaching the link the
conference webpage and registration form--please pass the information on to
anyone who might be interested.
Vygotsky at Work and Play in Educational,
Therapeutic and Organizational Settings
A two-day experiential conference
sponsored by the East Side Institute for
Group and Short Term Psychotherapy
and the Research Center at the All Stars Project, Inc.
Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2005
When "Mind in Society," a short collection of Lev Vygotsky's writings, was
published in 1978, it was a rare psychologist or educator who had heard of
Vygotsky, let alone read his work. Today, Vygotsky is nearly a household
word, at least among those involved in teacher training or developmental and
educational psychology. Moreover, Vygotsky's work figures prominently in a
growing number of other fields, including cognitive science, organization
and management, curriculum and teaching, literacy, writing and rhetoric,
information technology and design, geography, architecture, and museum
design and education.
But which Vygotsky? In most cases, it is a Vygotsky who has been
assimilated into the dominant model of what it is to be a human being and
into the dominant understandings of culture, learning and human
development. That assimilation, however, misses the transformational
potential of Vygotsky's thinking.
This conference is for students, professors and practitioners who want to
learn how to practice a more radical and more profound Vygotsky. The
conveners -- the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy
and the All Stars Project, Inc. -- have produced successful and sustained
therapeutic, educational and cultural projects that have much to offer
professionals in more traditional programs and institutions. Speakers and
workshops leaders include the creators of projects at the Institute and the
All Stars, along with colleagues whose research and educational practices
are also designed to realize Vygotsky's transformational potential.
The two-day conference will feature plenary sessions and concurrent
experiential workshops to choose from:
-- Teaching Teachers to be Learners
-- Developing Special Education Students
-- Creating Emotional Zones of Proximal Development through Social Therapy
-- Organizational Change and Leadership Development
-- Participatory Evaluation
-- Adolescent Mental Health
-- Youth Development and Supplemental Education
-- Play and Performance
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration: $115 (Students $60)
For more information contact:
Lois Holzman, Director, East Side Institute
for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy
To register go to: www.eastsideinstitute.org
Vygotsky at Work and Play will take place at
All Stars Project, Inc.
543 West 42 Street (between 10th and 11th Aves.)
New York City
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