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Contemporary Approaches to Activity Theory
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2014 (English)Other (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The title of the book covers a variety of activities, environments, settings and contexts. The title also suggests a common theoretical-conceptual approach to contemporary cultural-historical activity theory. The topic fits the needs and abilities of modern man because of the impact of activity systems, globalization and cultural integration. More specifically the contents of the book unfold contemporary resources of collective endeavors. One reason for choosing a shared individual and collective theme is to learn about the impact of computer supported instrumentalism. The new technology poses a threat to traditionally acknowledged resources like co-ordination, cooperation and co-construction between people. So, there are cultural-historical experiences to share between people who use their ability to communicate as an impetus to systemic innovation of shared activities operating for the good of communities, societies and nations. From one point of view families, teams, orchestras, courts of law, hospitals etc. are self regulating human organizations. From another point of view – which the contents of this book suggest - many approaches to learning enable for “change agents” to support, co-ordinate, study, understand, re-design, manipulate and improve practices.

Abstract [sv]

En modern samling vetenskapliga artiklar som beskriver verksamhetsteori som praktiskt och analytiskt verktyg för att förstå mänskliga handlingar, system och utfall.

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Keyword [en]
teacher education, modern languages, ICT, music making, vocational training, outdoor science, social work, business activity, industrial corporation, global organization, physical education, religious people, Kindergarten and European expatriates
National Category
Pedagogy Human Aspects of ICT
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6377Local ID: diva2:833875


Available from: 2015-05-19 Created: 2014-09-12 Last updated: 2017-03-07Bibliographically approved

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