Campus Units

English

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1998

Journal or Book Title

Theorizing Composition: A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition Studies

First Page

265

Last Page

268

Abstract

Activity theory was developed out of L. S. Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory by one of his two main collaborators, A. N. Leont'ev, beginning in the late 1930s. It has evolved into a major direction in Russian social psychology and now has adherents worldwide, influencing studies in education, language socialization, computer interface design, and expert work, among others. (It is not to be confused with the classroom Activity Approach of the Deweyan progressives in the United States.)

Comments

This chapter is published as Russell, David R. "Russian Activity Theory." In Theorizing Composition: A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition Studies. Ed. Mary Lynch Kennedy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998. 265-268. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Greenwood Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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