1. Llama article and activity
  2. A Private Universe

Discussion leaders: Amelia and Gigi


Required Vallance, Elizabeth. The Adventures of Artemis and the Llama: A Case for Imaginary Histories in Art Education

Video interview with Yrjo Engestrom

Victor Kaptelinin & Bonnie A. Nardi: Activity Theory: Basic Concepts and Applications

Vygotsky, Lev (1930). Mind in society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wells, G. (2000). Dialogic inquiry in education: Building on the legacy of Vygotsky. In C. D. Lee and P. Smagorinsky (Eds.), Vygotskian perspectives on literacy research. New York: Cambridge University Press, (pp. 51-85).


Biology Guided Learning Environment BGuILE is designed for high school biology courses. It includes a computer-based learning environment and associated classroom activities in which students conduct authentic scientific investigations.,

Jerald Zacharias, one of the leaders in the science education reform of the 60s and 70s, used to hand out a card with a list of heuristic ploys for thinking.

What is Activity Theory?