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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp

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Contemporary changes in Swedish compulsory schools — changes in actions or the emerging of a new activity

Eriksson I., Ph.D., Stockholm Institute of Education inger, Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract
In this article the issue is the validity of the findings of an activity theoretical study that indicates that a new activity is developing within the Swedish school system as a result of restructuralization, including a new grading and assessment system. The issue concerns whether or not the findings are to be interpreted as the object of activity or as goals for actions. I attempt to show how the analysis can discern between object of activity and action related goals. In the article I also attempt to problematize how empirical data can be interpreted by using the concept abduction developed by Charles Sanders Peirce.

Keywords: abductive process, assessment and grading system, changing activity, collective remembering, changing actions, individualized teaching, Leonti'ev, object of activity, Peirce, realizing a motive, restructuralization, self-regulated teaching, Swedish school, transforming object, validity

Column: Psychological practice

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