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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Psychological tools and the development of play 1373

Bredikyte M.
EdD, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oulu, Helsinki, Finland

Such theoretical concepts of cultural-historical theory as psychological tools, creative developmental acts and cultural development is introduced. The concepts are used in the analysis of empirical study of specifically designed play-promoting environment – playworld [15]. The environment has been constructed having in mind Vygotky’s idea of genetic experiment, but instead of one higher mental function the whole activity system (joint play activity) is promoted. Individual creative acts take place in collective activity. A case study is presented, which reveals developmental trajectory of the child and specific conditions of individual creative acts.

Keywords: psychological tools, creative act, play development, genetic experiment, playworld, «ideal» forms of behavior, dialogical drama with puppets, initiative behavior

Column: The Problem Of Development

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