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Activity Theory in Education

Research and Practice

Authors: Gedera, Dilani S. P., Williams, P. John

  • In this book, we discuss the application of Activity Theory to a range of different educational contexts
  • This book presents a range of different uses of Activity Theory as a methodological approach in educational research
  • This book discusses the use of different generations and principles of Activity Theory     
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Activity Theory in Education: Research and Practice brings together cutting-edge scholars from a number of continents. Through in-depth case studies the authors highlight how Activity Theory is used in education and discuss the theoretical as well as pragmatic use of Activity Theory frameworks in a range of contemporary learning contexts. The first section of the book focuses on empirical research on using Activity Theory in analysing students’ and teachers’ experiences of learning and teaching in face-to-face and online learning contexts. The second section contains insights in identifying historical and systemic tensions in educational contexts using Activity Theory. The third section discusses conceptual and contextual aspects of educational contexts through Activity Theory, and Section four discusses the application of Activity Theory in understanding teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge and curriculum development.
In spite of the widespread and rapidly increasing use of Activity Theory in educational research, few collections of this work are available. Activity Theory in Education: Research and Practice is such a much needed collection of practical experiences, theoretical insights and empirical research findings on the use of Activity Theory in educational settings.” – Yrjö Engeström, Centre for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE), The University of Helsinki.    

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Vygotsky Project in Education – The Theoretical Foundations for Analysing the Relations between the Personal, Institutional and Societal Conditions for Studying Development

    Fleer, Marilyn

    Pages 1-15

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  • Using Activity Theory to Understand Student Teacher Perceptions of Effective Ways For Promoting Critical Thinking through Asynchronous Discussion Forums

    Mwalongo, Alcuin Ivor

    Pages 19-34

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  • The Standard Child

    Otrel-Cass, Kathrin (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

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  • The Application of Activity Theory in Identifying Contradictions in a University Blended Learning Course

    Gedera, Dilani S. P.

    Pages 53-69

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  • Systemic Tensions in American Teacher Unions

    Harness, Melissa (et al.)

    Pages 71-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Activity Theory in Education
Book Subtitle
Research and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-387-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-387-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 198
Topics