4th International ISCAR Summer University
Moving with and beyond Vygotsky: Developing Cultural-Historical Methodology
July 1-7, 2013
In recent years a growing interest in socio-cultural-historical approaches is observed. While more and more scholars refer to single ideas of Vygotsky in their research, one could argue that there is less and less understanding of the broader theoretical, epistemological and methodological frame of Vygotsky’s work. It is also quite evident that most scholars refer only to Vygotsky and not to the broader cultural-historical research tradition (that could include many authors such as Leont’ev, Lisina, Luria, Rubinstein, Bozhovich, Gutkina, Venger, Gal’perin, El’konin, Davydov, Zinchenko – to mention only some of the Russian ones). What is more: diverse methodologies (genetic-experimental research, ethnography, qualitative data analysis etc.) are used in different contexts and disciplines; however, only little discussion takes place on the limits, the possibilities, and eventually, the complementarities of those methodologies.
The 4th ISCAR Summer University aims at an in-depth and intensive investigation of the connection between theory and various methodologies as well as to reflect on methodological problems that concern education, psychotherapy, social policy, social work, urban planning, information and communication technologies or any other relevant field. Following the tradition of the previous ISCAR Summer Universities in Moscow, highly respected professors of socio-cultural-historical approaches will be invited to participate and a range of activities will be scheduled. The 4th ISCAR Summer University aims also to address problems concerning the future career of PhD students (post-doc positions, research funding etc.).
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