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ERIC Number: EJ1080587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
On the Nature of the Semiotic Structure of the Didactic Action: The Joint Action Theory in Didactics within a Comparative Approach
Sensevy, Gérard; Gruson, Brigitte; Forest, Dominique
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v46 n4 p387-412 Nov 2015
In this paper, we first sketch the joint action theory paradigm from a general viewpoint in sciences of culture. Then we specify this generic description by focusing on the joint action theory in didactics (JATD). We elaborate on three currently developed elements of the theory: the reticence-expression dialectics; the contract-milieu dialectics, through what we call the equilibration process; the didactic semiosis. The empirical part of this paper aims at presenting two empirical studies, which may function as exemplars for JATD, relating to the three aforementioned elements. In the concluding part, we produce a brief synthesis of the main features of our paper, by reframing our empirical analysis. We argue that the didactic contract can be seen as common background in the semiosis process, we show the entanglement between the two kinds of semiosis that we previously delineated, and we conclude by making explicit some features of the comparative approach in didactics.
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Language: English
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