Eugene Matusov

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In this paper, there is an attempt to construct the notion of interstijectivity as a process of a coorakztion of participants' contributions in joint activity. This notion incorporates the dynamics of bothagreement anddisagreement. Iargue thata traditionaldejbitionof intersubjectivityasastate of overlap of individual unakstandings overemphasizes agreement(More)
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the notion of internalization which mainly stemmed from Vygotsky's work and to provide a critique of this concept as being favorably biased toward specific sociocultural practices common in industrial societies. These practices involve global networks of alienated and decontextualized activities overemphasizing the(More)
In her comentary on our paper, Lois Bloom (1992) claims that the dynamic systems perspective is neither innovative nor explanatory, and that it does not offer any new solutions to the difficult problems of research in the area of emotional development. We believe that Bloom's commentary raises a number of issues that directly address the potential use and(More)
This study examined the planning that occurred when children participated in classroom playcrafting with either adult or child leadership. In a first-/second-grade classroom in an innovative public school, we videotaped 11 sessions in which children volunteered to develop a play with small groups of classmates and seven sessions in which adult volunteers(More)
Eugene Matusov is a professor of education at the University of Delaware. He studied developmental psychology with Soviet researchers working in the Vygotskian paradigm and worked as a schoolteacher before emigrating to the United States. He uses sociocultural and Bakhtinian dialogic approaches to learning , which he views as a transformation of(More)
The purpose of this conceptual paper is to explore and map the "espoused theories" (Argyris and Schön 1978) of agency used in educational contexts. More precisely, we limit the focus on the normative view of student agency assumed within dominant school practices, desired by educational practitioners, leaving out non-normative emerging agencies such as(More)