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ERIC Number: EJ1099393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Researching Contradictions: Cultural Historical Activity Theory Research (CHAT) in the English Classroom
Thompson, Ian
English in Australia, v50 n3 p21-26 2015
This article argues that Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) is an appropriate theoretical and methodological framework for researchers in English interested in the social contexts of culture and its relationship with the formation of mind and activity in the English classroom. Two key concepts in Vygotsky's thought central to understanding CHAT research are explored: the zone of proximal development and the principle of double stimulation. Implications for CHAT research in the English classroom are then addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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