Re: [xmca] transformations of activity

From: Elina Lampert-Shepel <ellampert who-is-at>
Date: Wed Nov 21 2007 - 05:04:45 PST

I guess am joining the discussion too latebut just as an additional
reference... If you are interested in reflection as a mediated action
you might take a look at my thesis "Cultures of reflection and
reflection in culture:a cross-cultural study of teachers' reflective
actions in two Russian and American Dewey schools", Teachers College,
Columbia University, 2006. There is a model of reflection as action
and findings on the process, content and mediational means employed in
teachers' reflective actions. I view reflection as a dialectical,
socially constructed and culturally mediated metacognitive activity of
meaning making through a continuous exploration of the experience by
the agent of the action.

On Nov 20, 2007 6:15 PM, Mark de Boer <> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I just wanted to thank Dr.Cole for sending Dr. Daniels my e-mail address
> and forwarding him the mail. We have had some correspondance and he
> has helped me tremendously. He has passed on an article to me which
> outlines a sequence of transformations of activity and it seems that
> based on that research it was a perfect fit. There are still a few
> things that I need to work out on my own, but I think that it will
> help me finish this paper for now.
> This is the journal;
> Daniels, H., Leadbetter, J., Soares, A., & MacNab, N. (2007) Learning
> in and for cross-school working. Oxford Review of Education. Vol 33
> (2), pp. 125-142.
> Also, on a side note, a colleague and I from the University of
> Birmingham, have developed a web site which will be used for
> collaborative efforts, similar to facebook, but I have found that
> facebook doesn't have the focus we wanted and we wanted ours to be
> more contained.
> This is similar to what I suggested for the xmca website and I think
> we have done it. Right now it has been designed for use for
> collaboration between University of Birmingham MA students, but if you
> are interested in taking a peek, please let me know. It has been
> unofficially launched and will have its full launch at the
> JALT conference this weekend in Tokyo. I think within a few weeks this
> will be a great spot to watch collaboration in full action.
> The website is
> Thank you again,
> Mark
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Elina Lampert-Shepel
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it and it responds. It is free. But it is not free to do what a
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