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dc.contributor.authorBarnard, Roger
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-16T22:10:00Z
dc.date.available2010-08-16T22:10:00Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationBarnard, R. (2010). Activity theory: A framework for analysing intercultural academic activity. Actio: An International Journal of Human Activity Theory, 3, 25-37.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4354
dc.description.abstractThis article suggests that Activity Theory (AT) can be applied as a holistic framework to analyse the complex sociocultural issues that arise when academics wish to engage in collaborative activity across institutional and cultural boundaries. Attention will initially focus on how Activity Theory, first formulated in the 1930s by Leont’ev (1978), and subsequently developed into a second generation by Engeström (1987), can help to analyse and illuminate the inherent complexity within any one community of practice. A more elaborate model of AT (Engeström, 2001) is currently being developed and applied to analyse and illuminate collaborative activity across institutional boundaries, so as to transform discourse communities into speech communities of practice through expansive learning. It is suggested that this ‘third generation’ model can be further refined to analyse specific contact zones, within and between activity systems, as a precursor to undertaking collaborative activity. It is suggested that, when discourse communities deriving from different culturally diverse traditions seek to work together, such an a priori analysis would enable potential areas for miscommunication and misconstrual to be identified and possibly resolved before collaborative activity actually commences.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCentre for Human Activity Theory, Kansai Universityen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.chat.kansai-u.ac.jp/english/publications/actio/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Actio: An International Journal of Human Activity Theory. © 2010 The Center for Human Activity Theory, Kansai University. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectActivity Theoryen_NZ
dc.subjectmodelsen_NZ
dc.subjectsocioculturalen_NZ
dc.subjectculturally diverseen_NZ
dc.subjectacademic activityen_NZ
dc.subjectanalysisen_NZ
dc.subjectresearchen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity of practiceen_NZ
dc.titleActivity theory: A framework for analysing intercultural academic activityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfACTIO: An International Journal of Human Activity Theoryen_NZ
pubs.begin-page25en_NZ
pubs.editionMarchen_NZ
pubs.elements-id35219
pubs.end-page37en_NZ
pubs.volume3en_NZ


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