*Don't forget this from Peter Smagorinsky (See below).*
In case anyone's interested, I coauthored a book chapter on Freire and
Vygotsky. In my view, they're a hard pair to match, as we outline in
the chapter. I don't have the final pdf but am attaching the last
version I have of the manuscript during editing.
Souto-Manning, M., & Smagorinsky, P. (2010). Freire, Vygotsky, and
social justice theories in English education. In sj Miller & D.
Kirkland (Eds.), Change matters: Critical essays on moving social
justice research from theory to policy (pp. 41-51). New York: Peter Lang.
On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Tony Whitson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I don't know of anyone who's analyzed Freire in terms of CHAT, but it
would really interesting.
In Freire's alphabetization/**conscientization work with adult
peasants, the motivation for the activity is not literacy itself.
Literacy is attained as a means for conducting the activity that is
constructed in pursuit of motivating objects that are identified by
the learners themselve; and there is a systematic use of written
artefacts mediating the activity.
On Tue, 1 Nov 2011, Silvio Marquardt wrote:
Could you "situate" Freire`s statement within the activity system ?
"Critical reading" as "Activity" seems to be something worth trying.
How far is the "Freire-CHAT" debate up to now ?
From: Ana Paula B. R. Cortez <email@example.com>
To: Haydi Zulfei <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "eXtended Mind,
Culture, Activity" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 2 November 2011 12:10 AM
Subject: Re: [xmca] Jones on Learning under capitalism
Here is Freire's definition of reading, in "Carta de Paulo Freire aos
professores" (Freire's letter to teachers - In Portuguese at:
"Ler é uma operação inteligente, difícil, exigente, mas gratificante.
Ninguém lê ou estuda autenticamente se não assume, diante do texto ou do
objeto da curiosidade a forma crítica de ser ou de estar sendo sujeito
da curiosidade, sujeito da leitura, sujeito do processo de conhecer em
que se acha. Ler é procurar buscar criar a compreensão do lido; daí,
entre outros pontos fundamentais, a importância do ensino correto da
leitura e da escrita. É que ensinar a ler é engajar-se numa experiência
criativa em torno da compreensão. Da compreensão e da comunicação."
My free translation of the extract:
"Reading is an intelligent, difficult, demanding, but gratifying
operation. Nobody authentically reads or studies if, facing the text
or the object of his/her curiosity, he/she doesn't take a critical
stance as the subject of curiosity, the subject of reading, the
subject of the process of knowing where he/she is. Reading is to try
to create the understanding of what's being read; therefore, among
other crucial points, there lies the importance of teaching reading
and writing in a correct way. Teaching how to read means engaging in a creative experience revolving understanding.
Understanding and communication."
Well, I don't think there is anything else to comment about it.
Ana Paula Cortez
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