Ascending from the Abstract to the Concrete as a Principle of Expansive Learning

  title={Ascending from the Abstract to the Concrete as a Principle of Expansive Learning},
  author={Yrj{\"o} Engestr{\"o}m},
  journal={Psihologi{\vc}eska{\^a} Nauka i Obrazovanie},
  • Y. Engeström
  • Published 2020
  • Education
  • Psihologičeskaâ Nauka i Obrazovanie
The article examines the potential of the dialectical principle of ascending from the abstract to the concrete for transforming practices of learning. It is shown that V.V. Davydov’s work has created a foundation for such transformation. The theory of expansive learning builds on Davydov’s legacy and brings the principle of ascending from the abstract to the concrete into learning and concept formation outside schools, “in the wild.” Three studies investigating different scales of expansive… 

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