Contemporary Approaches to Activity Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Behavior, 1st Edition

  • Thomas Hansson
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  • ISBN-10: 1466666048
  • ISBN-13: 9781466666047
  • DDC: 371.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 437 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The human mind is best understood when it is studied in the context of meaningful and goal-oriented interactions between individuals and their environment. These internal and external activities help to shape the human consciousness and experience. Contemporary Approaches to Activity Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Behavior is an opportunity to study the complex, socially-oriented contexts of humans by considering the entirety of our environments: cultures, motivations, signs and tools, and various activities. Highlighting strategies in design, educational and work practice, and methodological analysis, this book is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, and students interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the interaction between humans and their environments.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Information and Communication Technology.
1: Responsive Practices in Online Teacher Education.
2: Young Learners: Communication and Digital Tools.
3: Learning in Video-Mediated Classes.
4: Game Construction Activity in Higher Education.
5: Collaborative Music Making and Artistic Agency.
6: Vocational Learning Mediated by Constructive Competition.
7: Project-Based Instruction in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.
8: Outdoor Science in Teacher Education.
9: Creative Musical Practice in an Educational Context.
Work Practice.
10: Micro-Analysis of Concepts for Developing Networking in Social Work.
11: Explorative Actions in Search for a New Logic of Business Activity.
12: Networking around Supervisors in an Industrial Corporation.
13: Interventions for Learning at Global Workplaces.
14: Subject Matter Analysis in Physical Education.
15: Modeling and Analyzing Contextual Influences.
16: Creativity in Education: Play and Exploratory Learning.
17: Acculturation Processes and Expatriate Behavior.
18: Constitution of Objects in DWR Activity.
Philosophy of Activity Theory.
19: Vygotsky, Heidegger, and Gadamer on Moral Development.
20: Mapping [Capital v.2.0]: An Encounter of Thoughts.
21: Reflections on the Theory of Activity.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.