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Vygotsky and Creativity: A Cultural-historical Approach to Play, Meaning Making, and the Arts

This text presents a Vygotskian perspective on children’s and adults’ symbolic engagement in play, multi-modal meaning-making, and the arts. Psychologists, artists, and educators present research and practice in a variety of learning environments through the lens of Vygotsky’s cultural-historical theory. … Continue reading

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Understanding Imaginative Thinking During Childhood – Sociocultural Conceptions of Creativity and Imaginative Thought

What if we viewed imaginative thought and creativity as fundamental to cognition? What if discussions of school reform focused on infusing imaginative thinking into the curriculum instead of ‘‘covering the content’’ and ‘‘teaching to the test’’? In this paper, we … Continue reading

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Vygotsky – Imagination and Creativity in Childhood

Lev Vygotsky – in conclusion, we should emphasize the particular importance of cultivating creativity in school-age children. The entire future of humanity will be attained through the creative imagination; orientation to the future, behavior based on the future and derived … Continue reading

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