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International Symposium: “Scientific School of L.S. Vygotsky: Traditions and Innovations” and International ISCAR Summer University for PhD Students 1132
Baykovskaya N.A., Head of the Office of International Affairs, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rubtsova O.V., PhD, assistant professor, Head of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Modern Childhood, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
The article represents a brief report on the work of the International Symposium: «Scientific School of L.S. Vygotsky: Traditions and Innovations» and VI th International ISCAR Summer University for PhD Students and young scholars, that were held in Moscow State University of Psychology & Education on June, 28 — July, 3 in 2016 in commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the great Russian psychologist L.S. Vygotsky. The main goals of the events organised by MSUPE include: analysis of the basic principles and the system of concepts of L.S. Vygotsky’s scientific school, discussion of the current state and the prospect for the development of the cultural-historical theory in Russia and abroad, integration of the ideas of the cultural-historical psychology and activity approach in various kinds of social and educational practices, as well as conducting research in the international scientific space. Symposium gathered the world’s leading experts and young scholars in the field of cultural-historical theory and activity approach from 19 countries, including United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, Greece, Brasil and USA.
Keywords: cultural-historical psychology, activity approach, fundamental principles and the system of concepts of the cultural-historical scientific school, International Symposium, ISCAR Summer University, Russian brunch of ISCAR