Vygotsky Conference May 14 and 15

From: Carrie Lobman (lobman@rci.rutgers.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 02 2005 - 10:19:59 PST

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.

or http://www.allstars.org/researchcenter/index.html

Carrie Lobman


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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