Cultural-Historical Approaches to Studying Learning and Development

Societal, Institutional and Personal Perspectives

  • Anne Edwards
  • Marilyn Fleer
  • Louise Bøttcher

Part of the Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research book series (PCHR, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Studies of Child Development from a Wholistic Perspective

  3. Life in Schools

  4. Methodological Approaches and Philosophical Considerations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 339-344

About this book


This collection of papers examines key ideas in cultural-historical approaches to children’s learning and development and the cultural and institutional conditions in which they occur. The collection is given coherence by a focus on the intellectual contributions made by Professor Mariane Hedegaard to understandings of children’s learning through the prism of the interplay of society, institution and person. She has significantly shaped the field through her scholarly consideration of foundational concepts and her creative attention to the fields of activity she studies. The book brings together examples of how these concepts have been employed and developed in a study of learning and development. The collection allows the contributing scholars to reveal their reactions to Hedegaard’s contributions in discussions of their own work in the field of children’s learning and the conditions in which it occurs.


Vygotsky children's learning and development human development teaching and learning motive and demands in practice methodological approaches to study of learning and development developmental education development of independence social practice theory developmental systems perspective Mariane Hedegaard

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Edwards
    • 1
  • Marilyn Fleer
    • 2
  • Louise Bøttcher
    • 3
  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Monash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  3. 3.Aarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6825-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6826-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1530
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1549
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