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



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.

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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

Journal rubric: Psychological Practice

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Eriksson I. Contemporary changes in Swedish compulsory schools — changes in actions or the emerging of a new activity . Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2007. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 33–39. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Inger Eriksson, PhD in Psychology, Stockholm Institute of Education inger, Stockholm, Sweden



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