activity theory talk by prof. sten ludvigsen

My notes taken at the University of Cape Town at a seminar given by Prof. Sten Ludvigsen of the University of Oslo


When using Activity Theory based research you need to ask yourself – What is new?

Best for:

  • Empirical research
  • In a regulated environment (like schools or workplaces)
  • In complex situations

Activity Theory is an idea of:

  1. Object orientation
  2. Mutual constitution
  3. Mediation by tools and signs
  4. Historicity
  5. Multi-voicedness of activity
  6. Contradictions as source of change
  7. Zone of proximal development ~ expansion

Drawn on 3rd November 2010 by Ian Barbour