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Expansive Learning at Work: Toward an activity theoretical reconceptualization
Cultural-historical activity theory has evolved through three generations of research. The emerging third generation of activity theory takes two interacting activity systems as its minimal unit ofExpand
Learning by expanding: An activity-theoretical approach to developmental research
1. Introduction 2. The emergence of learning activity as a historical form of human learning 3. The zone of proximal development as the basic category of expansive research 4. The instruments ofExpand
Activity theory and individual and social transformation.
Introduction The internationalization of activity theory in the 1980s and 1990s has taken place in the midst of sweeping changes in the political and economic systems of our planet. During a fewExpand
Studies of expansive learning: Foundations, findings and future challenges
Abstract The paper examines studies based on the theory of expansive learning, formulated in 1987. In recent years the theory has been used in a wide variety of studies and interventions. The theoryExpand
Developmental studies of work as a testbench of activity theory: The case of primary care medical practice
Introduction When I write about the theory of activity, I am using a double-edged notion. On the one hand, it is necessary to emphasize the unique and self-consciously independent nature of theExpand
Expansive learning at work: Toward an activity theoretical reconceptualization.
Cultural-historical activity theory has evolved through three generations of research. The emerging third generation of activity theory takes two interacting activity systems as its minimal unit ofExpand
From Teams to Knots: Activity-Theoretical Studies of Collaboration and Learning at Work
1. Teams and the transformation of work 2. Disturbance management and masking in a television production team 3. Teamwork between adversaries: coordination, cooperation, and communication in a courtExpand
Expansive Visibilization of Work: An Activity-Theoretical Perspective
  • Y. Engeström
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • 1 February 1999
TLDR
It is concluded that expansive visibilization, driven by contradictions and seeking to reconceptualize the object and motive of work, is not a straightforward process which can be neatly controlled from above. Expand
From design experiments to formative interventions
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Analysis of data from a Change Laboratory formative experiment conducted in a Finnish hospital shows that double stimulation is a multi-layered and longitudinal process in which both the initial problem situation and the mediating conceptual tool are reformulated and enriched in successive steps. Expand
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