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Methodological challenges of investigating intellectual cooperation, relational expertise and transformative agency

Langemeyer, Ines

Methodological issues arise with the research of societal practices of ‘knowing’. This object of study is understood as concrete human activity that always integrates mental, communicative and practical behaviour in interaction and cooperation with others. Especially with regard to contemporary forms of labour in the high-tech-world, this issue has become a salient task. As it is explained, it implies investigation of people communicating and reasoning while developing concrete forms of activity. In particular, the methodological issues concern the social and psychodynamic quality of this practice. Within the tradition of cultural-historical research and activity theory, milestones of this matter have already been reached. Cultural-historical concepts like the ‘motive’ of an activity as well as the ‘emotions’ that bias the ‘experience’ of ‘transformative en- gagements’ with the world show that their theoretical and methodological understand- ing are adept to approach the dialectics between the social and the individual quality of practice and agency in general, but also with regard to contemporary challenges of intellectualized coop ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000085063
Veröffentlicht am 16.11.2018
DOI: 10.3384/njvet.2242-458X.177239
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Berufspädagogik und Allgemeine Pädagogik (IBAP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-850631
KITopen-ID: 1000085063
Erschienen in Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Band 7
Heft 2
Seiten 39–62
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung peer reviewed
Schlagworte activity theory, critical psychology, transformative agency, relational exper- tise, scientification of work, dialectics, double stimulation
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