The title of speech for school:
The Role of Sign Mediator and Human Mediator in Mobilizing Older Children’s Thinking
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My name is Ada Oi-ying Lee (Female). I live inHong Kong and completed my study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (PhD Supervisor: Dr. Wan-chi Wong). My dissertation was partially subsidized by government. My dissertation was completed in June 2009. The topic of my dissertation was: “The Role of Sign Mediator and Human Mediator in Mobilizing Older Children’s Thinking: A Research on Picture Book Reading at the Confluence of Two Pathways of Post-Vygotskian Studies.”
I am looking forward to a better idea of how cultural-historical perspective and activity theory have been further developed under the European, Northern European, Russian and the Anglo-American contexts.
I have already presented one paper at the 7th International L.S. Vygotsky Memorial Conference “Cultural-Historical Theory: Prospects of Development” held 13-19 November, 2006 in Moscow, Russia. What I presented was the theoretical framework of my PhD thesis. It came under the title: “Where two pathways of post-Vygotskian studies shall meet: Theoretical momentum of a research on sign mediation and human mediation in mobilizing older children’s thinking.”
With a view from Vygotsky’s cultural-historical perspective, I would like to discuss the following three questions during the PhD Workshop: 1) What has been missing from current research on picture book reading about child development? 2) The potentials in draw-and-tell for probing how interaction with the external world is gradually transformed inwardly in the learning child. 3) Is dynamic interrelation between thinking and speech a presupposition of the think aloud method?
Ada Oi-ying Lee «The Role of Sign Mediator and Human Mediator in Mobilizing Older Children’s Thinking»