ABS027 - The dialectics of history: Cultural practices of schooling and classroom teaching and learning in South Africa and Finland

2.4 Cross-national explorations of sociocultural research on learning
Paper in a Working Group Roundtable (WGRT)
5:00 PM, Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 (1 hour)
Convention Center - 2000 A - Table C
The study expands on the notion of history in Vygotsky’s developmental psychology, to examine the implications of the consequences of societal history on schooling and classroom teaching and learning in the diverse socio-cultural contexts of South Africa and Finland.
Drawing on data from classroom observation—as well as ethnographic data, the paper explores the internal dynamics of the vicissitudes of history and culture; and their consequences on the diverse traditions of schooling, and practices of classroom teaching and learning in Finland and South Africa respectively.
University of Cape Town