Educación flexibl...
Follow
Find tag "collaboration"
58.6K views | +8 today
Educación flexible y abierta
Algunas cosas sobre nuevas metodologías en entornos virtuales de aprendizaje
Curated by Jesús Salinas
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Jesús Salinas from Interactive Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | Educación flexible y abierta | Scoop.it
How The Activity Learning Theory Works 

Vygotsky’s earlier concept of mediation, which encompassed learning alongside others (Zone of Proximal Development) and through interaction with artifacts, was the basis for Engeström’s version of Activity Theory (known as Scandinavian Activity Theory). Engeström’s approach was to explain human thought processes not simply on the basis of the individual, but in the wider context of the individual’s interactions within the social world through artifacts, and specifically in situations where activities were being produced.

In Activity Theory people (actors) use external tools (e.g. hammer, computer, car) and internal tools (e.g. plans, cognitive maps) to achieve their goals. In the social world there are many artifacts, which are seen not only as objects, but also as things that are embedded within culture, with the result that every object has cultural and/or social significance.

Tools (which can limit or enable) can also be brought to bear on the mediation of social interaction, and they influence both the behavior of the actors (those who use the tools) and also the social structure within which the actors exist (the environment, tools, artifacts). For further reading, here is Engeström’s own overview of 3 Generations of Activity Theory development. The first figure shows Second Generation AT as it is usually presented in the literature.

Via Gust MEES, steve batchelder, Anne Whaits
more...
Giacomo Bono's curator insight, April 1, 12:46 PM

Social interactions with close others, technology, and our motivation to master environments all work together to change us. An important process not represented in this otherwise cool model is close relationships with older peers and adults (i.e., community) who know kids and the learning task at hand well enough to use the ZPD to support their learning.

HC's curator insight, April 1, 7:08 PM

An interesting article on the Activity Theory where "people (actors) use external tools (e.g. hammer, computer, car) and internal tools (e.g. plans, cognitive maps) to achieve their goals." This article explores how this theory can be applied in education, "...teachers should be aware that everything in the classroom has a cultural and social meaning. " 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 1, 7:15 PM

A useful framework that can move well into higher education to inform learning design.

Rescooped by Jesús Salinas from Humanities and their Algorithmic Revolution
Scoop.it!

The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics.

The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics. | Educación flexible y abierta | Scoop.it
Research collaboration now involves significant online communication. But sending files back and forth between collaborators creates redundancy of effort, causes unnecessary delays and, many times,...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Pierre Levy
more...
massimo facchinetti's curator insight, April 5, 2014 3:34 AM

Not only for academics…!!!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:58 AM

Five collaborative writing tools for academics.

Rescooped by Jesús Salinas from Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC
Scoop.it!

Howard Rheingold: The Peeragogy Handbook


Via Dennis T OConnor, Ebba Ossiannilsson
more...
Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, January 7, 8:21 PM

Interesting ideas!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 8, 8:44 AM

Rheingold, H. ..una historia de Trabajo Conjunta ... Howard Rheingold: El Manual Peeragogy |scoopit travéslgaretio http: //sco.lt / ...

nicolaperry's curator insight, January 10, 7:48 AM

Not keen on the title but it is a good resource.