Category Archives: Social interaction

Institutional Culture, Social Interaction and Learning

This paper is concerned with the development of a theoretical and methodological approach to the study of the cultures of institutions and the patterns of social interaction within them as they exert a formative effect on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ … Continue reading

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Social Interaction and Competence Development

Learning to become a “speaker of culture” in a new language involves not only mastering its linguistic codes but also ways of behaving in situations involving that language. A key ability to participate in social interaction is the ability to … Continue reading

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Being Individually Together is Systems Intelligent

This essay brings into dialogue the concept of systems intelligence and the scientific empirics of  volunteering. The empirical section presents a phenomenological study that focused on individual-level volunteer motivation and the experience of volunteering. This study produced an octagon model … Continue reading

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Socialization through Language and Interaction

Socialization is the process whereby novices gain knowledge and skills relevant to membership in a social group. This process is realized largely through language practices and social interactions that engage novices in a variety of communicative and situational roles. The … Continue reading

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Lev Vygotsky as Muse to Complex Learning-Teaching

Vygotsky has inspired generations of psychologists and educationists to reconceive learning and teaching. Yet existing sociocultural and activity theory, extensions of Vygotsky’s work, have not tended to frame learning as complex in the ways that Jörg has. Still, Vygotsky did … Continue reading

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Language, Meaning, and Social Cognition

Social cognition is meant to examine the process of meaningful social interaction. Despite the central involvement of language in this process, language has not received the focal attention that it deserves. Conceptualizing meaningful social interaction as the process of construction … Continue reading

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Social and Cognitive Development in the Context of Individual, Social, and Cultural Processes

In recent years a proliferation of theoretical and empirical scholarship has emerged on how social and cultural factors shape development. This work has provided important information about the multiple goals and pathways of development throughout the world, yet many issues … Continue reading

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The Development of the Mediated Mind – Sociocultural Context and Cognitive Development

Katherine Nelson’s view of cognitive development as an interactive process, mediated by culture, context, language, and social interaction, has shaped the current field of cognitive development. The impact of Katherine’s views on the sociocultural basis of cognition and her functionalist … Continue reading

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Game Theory: A critical text

Yanis Varoufakis and Shaun Hargreaves-Heap. Game theory really begins with the publication of The Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern. They defined a game as any interaction between agents that is governed by … Continue reading

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Interactive Inequalities and Equality in the Social Bond

Based upon the results of three empirical studies conducted in Chile, this paper discusses: (1) the expansion of the perception of a specific type of inequalities in this society: interactive inequalities. These are perceived inequalities that focus on the treatment … Continue reading

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