Revisiting Vygotsky for Social Change. Bringing Together Theory and Practice

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Moscow State University of Psychology and Education invites you to the 8th Meeting of the Moscow CHAT Reading Club “ReadingLive” that will take place on November 2nd at 6 p.m. (Moscow time) in Zoom.

Presentation title:

Revisiting Vygotsky for Social Change. Bringing Together Theory and Practice.

Invited experts

Manolis Dafermos

Professor of Epistemology of Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete, Greece

Fernanda Coelho Liberali

Teacher Educator, Researcher and Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brasil


Adolfo Tanzi Neto

Head of the Department of Anglo-Germanic Languages, College, of Languages and Arts, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Abstract. Contemporary thinkers and researchers from different parts of the world involved in achieving human development employ Vygotsky’s theory in order to deal with new social challenges arising in a global but deeply divided world. The chapters of this book shed light onto Vygotsky’s initial principles adding critical and social perspectives as a way of expanding his legacy to global contemporary needs such as a critical reflection from the perspective of social change, social dynamics and human development, ethical-political situations of action power, dialectic relationship of the human being with society, contradictions in an individual’s dramatic life events and awareness of the social environment to actively change the existing forms of life.

Recommended for reading:

Tanzi Neto, A., Liberali, F., Dafermos, M. (2021). Revisiting Vygotsky for Social Change. New York, United States of America: Peter Lang Verlag. Retrieved Oct 8, 2021.

The fragment of the book required for reading will be sent to the mail after registration for the webinar.

You are welcome to send your questions to the speakers in advance: mprclub@mgppu.ru

Project Moderators

Olga Rubtsova

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Contemporary Childhood, MSUPE

Anna Shvedovskaya

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Information & Publishing Projects, MSUPE

About the project:

ReadingLive” is a scientific and educational project, operated by:

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Contemporary Childhood 

International UNESCO Chair “Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood 

The International Journal “Cultural-Historical Psychology” 

The University project “Vygotsky’s Library” 

The project is aimed at psychologists, educators, researchers, students and all those interested in Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach. “ReadingLive” is a special setting, where people from all over the world are invited to read and discuss both classical and contemporary works, written in the framework of the Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach.

The information about meetings and video are here.

To read on the website

Our contacts

Email: mprclub@mgppu.ru

Russian Psychological Issues: PsyJournals.ru 


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