Category Archives: Vygotsky

Developments in Ciudad Juárez

International Class alums Miguel Cortes, Jorge Burciaga and Institute colleague Mariana Soledad Loya Parra  report on developments at  El Centro Fred Newman Para la Terapia Social — the independent therapy and community center they’ve built over the last five years in Juárez … Continue reading

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Holzman recipient of lifetime achievement award from AERA Cultural Historical Research SIG

  The Cultural Historical Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association has named Lois Holzman as the recipient of its prestigious lifetime achievement award. Holzman’s award will be presented at the AERA annual meeting in Chicago, 2015, where she will deliver an … Continue reading

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Developmentalists take the stage at American Educational Research Association

Some 14,000 educators flocked to Philadelphia for meetings of the American Educational Research Association — among them several hundred Vygotskians — members of the Cultural Historical Research Special Interest Group (SIG), who staged some of the more innovative presentations under the … Continue reading

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Lobman introduces Newman/Holzman to hundreds of educators and psychologists in Brazil

  At the invitation of longtime colleagues Fernanda Liberali, Cecelia Magalhaes and MuriloMocheta, the Institute’s pedagogical director Carrie Lobman spent ten days in São Paolo and Maringa, Brazil, introducing social therapeutic methodology to 225 therapists, special education teachers, public school teachers and psychologists. Lobman’s tour is the latest … Continue reading

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Japan study group performs Holzman’s ‘Vygotsky at Work and Play’

This just in from our colleague in Japan —  developmental psychology professor Yuji Moro at the University of Tsukuba.  Dr. Moro reports that he has organized a reading group to study Lois Holzman’s 2011 text, Vygotsky at Work and Play. The … Continue reading

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Lev Vygotsky Revolutionary Scientist is a Classic (edition)

Twenty years after its debut, Fred Newman’s and Lois Holzman’s 1993 title, Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary Scientist, has been published by Psychology Press as a Classic Edition – i.e., among a series of psychology texts designed to present “fundamental ideas to a new generation.” The … Continue reading

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Japanese colleagues try out performance of revolutionary conversationalists

Thirteen educators, psychologists, researchers and graduate students from universities across Japan recently completed a two-month online seminar with Lois Holzman, in which they pursued the study of performatory, developmental methodology and its Vygotskian roots. Entitled, Social Therapeutics: Breaking Through Alienation and Reinitiating Development, the course … Continue reading

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Vygotskians CHAT @ AERA Professional Development Course

Institute director of pedagogy and Rutgers University faculty Carrie Lobman co-led a professional development and training course entitled, Cultural Historical Activity Theory Methodologies in the 21st Century: The Intersections of Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco. Lobman is co-Program … Continue reading

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Now a Classic: Lev Vygotsky Revolutionary Scientist

  Twenty years after its original publication, Fred Newman and Lois Holzman’s Lev Vygotsky Revolutionary Scientist will be re-published this coming August  as a Routledge Psychology Press, Classic Edition. The book, which was translated into Portuguese in 2002, presents Vygotsky as a brilliant Marxist methodologist unique … Continue reading

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Volker Bunzendahl: Performing Hope in an Alienated World

Read Lois Holzman’s loving obituary for longtime friend,  Volker Bunzendahl… November 19, 2012 This morning I learned that a dear friend of mine passed away last week. Volker was an exuberant  and passionate psychologist and human being… He will be … Continue reading

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Lois Holzman travels to Japan as guest faculty

At the invitation of colleague Professor Yuji Moro, Institute director Lois Holzman will visit Japan August 24 through September 3, where she will lead the  Japanese Society of Developmental Psychology‘s  International Workshop,  deliver a keynote  at the Annual Meeting of the  Japanese Association of  Qualitative … Continue reading

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Marxist psychologists in Mexico: Energized and disgruntled

In a recent post, Lois Holzman reports on the 2nd Marxism and Psychology Conference in Morelia, Mexico, where she presented along with colleagues Wellington de Oliveira (São Paulo) and Miguel Cortés and Jorge Burciaga (from Juárez, Mexico) on,  From Critical to Practical-Critical Psychology: Activating and Developing People and Community in … Continue reading

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“Master Teacher…” Barbara Taylor 1922-2012

  Barbara Taylor passed away on January 6, 2012 — just five days after her 90th birthday. An impassioned educator and educational reformer, Barbara (or BT as so many called her) was a catalyst for the Institute’s work in education and youth development. Barbara … Continue reading

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Holzman reports on trip to Serbia — challenging hold of societal identities…

Institute director Lois Holzman reports at LoisHolzman.org on a recent visit to Serbia which included activities with colleagues old and new. As she has since 1997, Holzman attended annual meetings of Zdravo da Ste (“Hi Neighbor”) — a group of 100+ psychologists, educators, … Continue reading

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Moscow colleagues to present on children’s dialectical thinking

In December, the Institute will host two visiting scholars — Igor and Olga Shiyan, who will present on their research on children’s dialectical thinking—and contemporary Vygotskian-inspired work in the US and Russia. They will be in the US to complete a 15-year … Continue reading

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Dr. Rafael Mendez to speak at Islamic Azad University in Iran

  Social Therapy Group staff therapist, Bronx Community College and Institute faculty, Rafael Mendez, Ph.D., will be a featured speaker at the First International Congress on Child and Adolescent Psychology: Cross Cultural and Islamic Approach  conference at the Islamic Azad University in … Continue reading

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Nov. 20th deadline for online program in social therapeutics

Applications for the 20-week, Social Therapeutics Online Certificate Program led by ESI faculty, Lois Holzman, Carrie Lobman and Christine Helm, are being accepted through November 20th. Find out more here.     “Among the topics….human development and group creativity; the enhancement … Continue reading

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Institute to Host Innovative Brazilian Educators

Brazilian educator and reformer Dr. Fernanda Coelho Liberali and colleagues will visit NYC July 4-9, 2011. Dr. Liberali is a professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pontific Catholic University of São Paulo. For the past decade, along with her colleague … Continue reading

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