Training the Research Master Students to be Ready to Use the Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach for the Analysis of the Pre-school Educational Practice



The paper presents some results of testing the variable module of educational program of “Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach in Education” regarding the establishment of research competencies to solve the problems of pre-school education and readiness to apply the theoretical principles of cultural-historical psychology and activity approach for the analysis of educational practices. The structure of the module, the tasks of each component and feature of their realization are described. The aims and objectives of each sub-module are named. Special attention is paid to the submodule dedicated to the development and organization of gaming activities, the development of a preschooler during the game. The author has analyzed and proposed solutions to problems of development of the theoretical contents and solving practical problems encountered in the implementation of this sub-module.

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Keywords: pre-school education, cultural-historical psychology, activity approach, research competences, game

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Burlakova I.A. Training the Research Master Students to be Ready to Use the Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach for the Analysis of the Pre-school Educational Practice . Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2015. Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 88–94. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2015200310. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Irina A. Burlakova, PhD in Psychology, Professor, Head of the Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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