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Seminar: 11/3 - Michael Cole ICBS/Glushko Fellow

11:00 to 12:30 PM      at:  

University Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Human Development
UC, San Diego
"Using a Culture-Inclusive Cognitive Science to Design for Development"

Using that part of the cultural approach to cognitive science developed in my previous lecture focused on cultural-history, ontogeny, and microgenesis, I will describe a program of research using this approach to designing development-enhancing, educational enviornments for children during out of school hours. This
approach begins by specifying a set of design principles, the embodiment of those princiiples in the design of "idiocutures," and the subsequent tracing of transformations in both the idioculturres and the people who participate in them. Special emphasis will be given to challenges of data representation and evaluation.