Sunday, July 3, 2011

Where is your brain?

Vygotsky's work focused on social discourse in the classroom. Cole (1996)described Vygotsky's theory thus

mind works through artifacts, it cannot be unconditionally bounded by the head or even by the body, but must be seen as distributed in the artifacts which are woven together and which weave together individual human actions in concert with and as a part of the permeable, changing, events of life.(pp.136-137)

So where is your brain? My brain in found in my PLN who are gathered together in my social media networks. And schools are disconnecting kids from their brains? Does that make sense to you?

Cole, M.(1996. Cultural psychology: A once and future discipline. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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