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ERIC Number: EJ1037122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
A Dialogue on Dialectics
Zuss, Mark
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v9 n3 p567-573 Sep 2014
The following comments are intended as a constructive critique of the questions posed by Lima, Osterman and Rezende. The issues raised by the authors advocate for a return in research and teaching to the impetus of dialectical materialist approaches in the originators of the sociocultural school, including Vygotsky. The focus of this response is directed toward the need to historicize dialectics itself, as a tradition, method and approach. The relation between dialectics and materialist critique requires a critical scrutiny that also provides pedagogical spaces and temporalities for an entwining of dialectical practices with dialogic interchange. The intent of the following comments is to engage with the authors in shaping a materialist critique of some of the ways through which the sociocultural school and Vygotskyian inspired practices have been domesticated within the neoliberal university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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