Revisiting Vygotsky for Social Change. Bringing Together Theory and Practice


Moscow State University of Psychology and Education invites you to the 8th Meeting of the Moscow CHAT Reading Club “ReadingLive” that will take place on November 2nd at 6 p.m. (Moscow time) in Zoom.

Invited experts: Manolis Dafermos, Professor of Epistemology of Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete, Greece.

Fernanda Coelho Liberali, Teacher Educator, Researcher and Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brasil.

Presentation title: Revisiting Vygotsky for Social Change. Bringing Together Theory and Practice.

Abstract. Contemporary thinkers and researchers from different parts of the world involved in achieving human development employ Vygotsky’s theory in order to deal with new social challenges arising in a global but deeply divided world. The chapters of this book shed light onto Vygotsky’s initial principles adding critical and social perspectives as a way of expanding his legacy to global contemporary needs such as a critical reflection from the perspective of social change, social dynamics and human development, ethical-political situations of action power, dialectic relationship of the human being with society, contradictions in an individual’s dramatic life events and awareness of the social environment to actively change the existing forms of life.

Discussant: Adolfo Tanzi Neto, Head of the Department of Anglo-Germanic Languages, College of Languages and Arts, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Recommended for reading:

Tanzi Neto, A., Liberali, F., Dafermos, M. (2021). Revisiting Vygotsky for Social Change. New York, United States of America: Peter Lang Verlag. Retrieved Oct 8, 2021.

You are welcome to send your questions to the speakers in advance:

It is necessary to register in advance.

Project Moderators 

Olga Rubtsova - PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Contemporary Childhood, MSUPE

Anna Shvedovskaya - PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Information & Publishing Projects, MSUPE

More information about the previous meetings is here.

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