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How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | Pedalogica: educación y TIC |
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.

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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.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 27, 2014 7:37 AM
Mark Treadwell's curator insight, November 29, 2014 2:03 PM

… and finally some fresh thinking from Europe! Great MT

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Collaborative Curation and Personalization The Future of Museums: A Study Report

Collaborative Curation and Personalization  The Future of Museums: A Study Report | Pedalogica: educación y TIC |

This report highlights a number of key trends that will have a significant impact on the user experience and design of future collections and museums.

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Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:04 PM

This is right up my alley. Looking forward to reading about trends and impacts.

Erica Bilder's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:11 AM

I have nothing to add to Robin Good's terrific insights:

 Robin Good's insight:



Picture these scenarios:

The Victoria & Albert Museum, its collections depleted by massive repatriation, becomes a travel & tourism guide and international affairs ambassador in an increasingly globalized community
 The Freud Museum, in the spirit of its namesake, becomes a provider of mental retreat and therapy (I wonder if the docents will be licensed psychoanalysis?)

These, according to the 40-page report “Museums in a Digital Age” from Arups, may actually be some of the likely new profiles of prestigious museums 25 years from now.  


The report projects that:


"...future museums will see personalised content, new levels of sustainability and a visitor experience extended beyond present expectations of time and space."


A rising desire among audiences to shape their own cultural experiences (“Collaborative Curation”)
 The opportunity for museum to become “curators of experiences” that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional exhibits or programs, or beyond the walls of the museum itself.


Source: ;

 The idea of "collaborative curation" of museum collections by the actual users-visitors, is particularly fascinating.  "Just as current consumer trends shift towards collaborative consumption, in the future, museums may employ new patterns of collaborative curation,allowing for individually curated experiences and giving the public greater control over both content and experience.
Increased visitor participation will allow people themselves to reinvent the museum experience, enabling content that can adapt to the preferences of users in real-time." 


My comment: If you are a curator and are interested in exploring and understanding what the future of large collections and museums may look like and which forces are going to be driving such changes, this is a good report to read.


Insightful. Inspiring 8/10

Original Report: Museums in the Digital Age: ;




Amanda Gregorio's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:36 PM

Interesting notion

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The Media We Use For Co-Learning | Social Media CoLab

The Media We Use For Co-Learning | Social Media CoLab | Pedalogica: educación y TIC |

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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social | Pedalogica: educación y TIC |

"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment.

Learn more:

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Empowerment's curator insight, February 23, 6:50 AM

There is a strong trend of discovery in learning organizations


Richard Samson's curator insight, February 23, 7:58 AM

OU ahead of the curve!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 3:34 PM

C'est toujours intéressant de suivre l'Open University dans ses opinions sur la formation.

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Private & Disposable Instant Collaborative Timelines:

Private & Disposable Instant Collaborative Timelines: | Pedalogica: educación y TIC |

"SecretlyMeet allows to create temporary web sites that exist up to when your browser is open and is connected to the internet. When you close your browser, all is gone."

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:57 PM

SecretlyMeet is a web app which allows you to instantly publish a web one-pager in which to share, post and add any type of content you want. From text, to images, video clips, freehand drawings, embed codes, to any type of file you can post and share anything you want.

You can even post text by speaking into the page.

The page you create lives only until you keep your browser open on it. When you and the other party close the browser the page disappears forever.

To use it you just select a theme, click Start and you re provided immediately with a unique link to your page, that you can share with someone else. Unless someone else joins you on the page, you cannot start editing it.

With SecretlyMeet you have an instant publishing tool that you can use to exchange and collaborate with someone else privately as if it were a multimedia page on which to share any content desired.

The key benefit is that SecretelyMeetMe requires basically zero setup and configuration and you are ready to publish, collaborate and share immediately and leaves no trace of what you have been sharing behind you.

A live text chat window is also available on any SecretlyMeetMe to exchange in real-time with anyone else having access to it.

Free to use.

Try it out now: 

aanve's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:29 PM


Tom Short's curator insight, March 5, 2014 2:10 PM

Going to be thinking about what I could use this for...seems like it could be a great bridge between posting stuff up on an internal, persistent social web and the real time feed from a WebEx/GoToMeeting interface.

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Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration | Video on

TED Talks Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

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Sergey Gitinsky's curator insight, December 17, 2012 3:55 AM

Согласен с господином Рейнгольдом о том, что наступает эра соработничества. Инструменты соработничеста, такие как, например, подборки, будут востребованы все больше и больше.

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Murales y corcheras digitales con Lino It

Murales y corcheras digitales con Lino It | Pedalogica: educación y TIC |
Organizar nuestra notas (sticks) y crear murales o corcheras online pudiendo visualizarlas a través de un navegador desde cualquier equipo con conexión a internet, independientemente del sistema operativo utilizado, puede sernos de gran ayuda. Lino It es una herramienta que nos proporciona esta funcionalidad, además de poder publicar en nuestra corchera virtual fotos, vídeos y URL's con comentarios y posibilidad de envio a nuestros grupos, tanto de manera pública como privada.


Lino It es una herramienta muy sencilla de uso con la que podemos crear nuestra pizarra o corchera virtual y presentar en ella notas tipo post-it (llamadas sticks), imágenes comentadas, URL´s de páginas web y vídeos de Youtube, Vimeo y Ustream.



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