The workshops are pre-conference activities that take place before the ISCAR Conference begins.
The workshops will take place in the morning and afternoon shifts and have independent registration from the main Conference. If you want to participate, you must register by selecting the workshop at “Register and Pay“
CHACDOC 2021 Workshop: Crisis – care and play in children’s development
The symposium is designed as a space for theoretical dialogue and development of concepts and empirical material. In the cultural-historical perspective, crisis is a central part of development as it arises when emerging new forms of social relations and ways of participation meet the existing ones and challenge the child’s ways of thinking and acting. The purpose of the symposium is to explore and elaborate our understanding of the concept of crisis through discussions related to central activities (play) and relationships (care) in childhood.
The purpose of this section is to create a forum for researchers who are interested in developmental psychology and childhood, with a special focus on using activity theory and the cultural-historical research approach as a way to unite these two opposing approaches to the study of children. Developmental psychology has often been characterised historically as the study of ‘the general child’, with a focus on developing a model that can be used to evaluate individual children and their changing relation to society as they grow up. Childhood studies have focused on the study of children anchored in historical time and settings; such approaches are more commonly found within anthropological and sociological traditions, especially those that focus on situated and localised practice with children. Cultural-historical approaches seek to unite the general principles in relation to historical time and place.
*The “Cultural-Historical approaches to children’s development and childhood” workshops will happen from July 30 to August 03.