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ERIC Number: EJ920782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
Integrating CHAT and Action Research
Wells, Gordon
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v18 n2 p161-180 2011
The question as to how action research (AR) is related to cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) is not answerable in categorical terms. Both CHAT and AR have been variously interpreted and much depends on the individual biographies of those who pronounce on their relationship. The aim of this paper is to show how action research, conducted collaboratively, can enact principles for learning-and-teaching derived from CHAT and how, at the same time, AR can contribute to the development of CHAT. The author has tried to support these claims by providing an account of his own development as a researcher, learner and teacher. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)