Issue Editor Foreword



In 2020 the scientific communities in Russia and around the world celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Vasily V. Davydov, professor, member of the Russian Academy of Education, an outstanding researcher who worked within the framework of cultural-historical psychology and activity theory and created his own system of developmental learning. The journal Psychological Science and Education marks this anniversary with two topical issues that explore the current state and future research perspectives of V.V. Davydov’s scientific school. The materials published in these issues present outcomes of various research works carried out by Davydov’s closest disciples and followers. The deep and pressing problems raised in these works prove that a wide discussion of the key ideas and concepts of professor Davydov’s school of thought still determines the search for effective mechanisms and conditions of child development in teaching/learning that promote the abilities that allow one to live and act in the face of new risks and social transformations.

General Information

Journal rubric: Psychology at School


For citation: Rubtsov V.V. Issue Editor Foreword. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2020. Vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 4–5. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2020250401. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Vitaliy V. Rubtsov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, President, Head of the International UNESCO Chair «Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood», Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE), President of the Federation of Educational Psychologists of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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