Category Archives: Leont’ev

New Technology and Habits of Mind

The centrality of technology in human life has manifested itself throughout history in all cultures and civilisations. This paper examines the role of new technology in restructuring processes of thinking and knowing, and its impact on social practices of knowledge … Continue reading

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Critical and Vygotskian theories of education: a comparison

Critical and Vygotskian theories of education: a comparison It is a well-known implication of Activity Theory that the development of human beings cannot be adequately understood from a universalistic point of view. Development means learning to participate in human activities, … Continue reading

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Activity theory – Wikipedia

Activity theory is a psychological meta-theory, paradigm, or framework, with its roots in Vygotsky‘s cultural-historical psychology. Its founders were Alexei N. Leont’ev, and Sergei Rubinshtein who sought to understand human activities as complex, socially situated phenomena and go beyond paradigms … Continue reading

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