Media and the Design of Social Learning Contexts

COMT 115-HDP115

Spring 2002


Week 1

Tues., Apr. 2



Thurs., Apr. 4

Cole, M., Olt, A. and Woodbridge, S. (1994).  Documenting children's

problem solving behaviors during computer based game playing by using

fieldnotes of participant observers. Paper presented at the 75th Annual

meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. April.


Week 2

Tues., Apr. 9

Cole, M. (1996).  A multilevel methodology for cultural psychology.  Book

Chapter (10).  In Cultural psychology:  A once and future discipline.

Cambridge, MA: Belknap/Harvard University Press.  (pp. 286-325)


Thurs., Apr. 11

Vygotsky, L.  (1978).  Interaction between learning and development.  Book

Chapter (6). In Mind in society.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press. (pp. 79-91).


Week 3

Tues., Apr. 16

Vygotsky, L. (1978).  The role of play in development. Book Chapter (7). In Mind in

society.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.  (pp. 92-104).


Thurs. Apr. 18

Collins, A. (1999).  The changing infrastructure of education research. In E. C. Lagemann & L.S. Shulman (Eds.), Issues in education research. San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass. (pp. 289-298).


Week 4

Tues., Apr. 23

Brown, A.L. & Campione, J.C. (1996).  Psychological theory and the design of innovative learning environments:  In procedures, principles, and systems.  In L. Schauble & R. Glaser (Eds.), Innovations in learning:  New environments for education. Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (pp. 289-325).


Thurs., Apr. 25

Heath, S.B. (1994).  The project of learning from the inner-city youth perspective.  In F.A. Villaruel & R.M. Lerner (Eds.), Promoting community-based programs for socialization and learning.  New Directions for Child Development series, 63.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass. (pp. 25-34).


Week 5

Tues., Apr. 30

Lewis, A.E. (2001).  There is no “race” in the schoolyard:  Color-blind ideology in an (almost) all-White school.  American Educational Research Journal, 38, 4. pp. 781-811.


Thurs., May 2

Pratt, M.L. (1990).  Arts of the contact zone.  Profession 91, Modern Language Association of America.  pp. 33-40.


Week 6

Tues., May 7

Heath, S.B. (1986).  What no bedtime story means:  Narrative skills at home and school.  In B. Schieffelin & E. Ochs (Eds.), Language socialization across cultures.  Cambridge, MA:  Cambridge University Press.  (pp. 97-115).


Thurs., May 9

Heath, S.B. (1982).  Questioning at home and at school:  A comparative study.  In G. Spindler (Ed.), Doing the ethnography of schooling.  Prospect Heights, IL:  Waveland Press.  (pp. 103-127).


Week 7

Tues., May 14

Moll, L.C., Diaz, S. Estrada, E. & Lopes, L.M. (1997).  The organization of bilingual lessons:  Implications for schooling.  In M. Cole, Y. Engestrom, & Vasquez, O. (Eds.),

Mind, culture, and activity:  Seminal papers from the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition.  Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press.  (pp. 254-268).


Thurs., May 16

Moll, L.C., Amanti, C., Neff, D., Gonzalez, N. (1992).  Funds of knowledge for teaching:  Using a qualitative approach to connect homes and classrooms.  Theory into Practice, 31,2.  pp. 133-141.


Week 8

Tues., May 21

Siu, Sau-Fong.  (1996).  Asian American students at risk: A literature review.  Report

No. 8, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Baltimore, MD.  Washington, D.C.: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED). ERIC 404-406.  (pp. 1-41).


Thurs., May 23

Heath, S.B. & McLaughlin, M.W. (1993).  Ethnicity and gender in theory and practice:  The youth perspective.  In S.B. Heath and M.W. McLaughlin (Eds.), Identity and inner-city youth:  Beyond ethnicity and gender.  New York:  Teacher College Press. (pp. 13-35).



Week 9

Tues., May 28

Delpit, L. (1995).  The silenced dialogue:  Power and pedagogy in educating other people’s children.  Book chapter.  In Other people’s children: Cultural conflict in the classroom.  (pp. 21-47).


Thurs., May 20

Erickson, F. (1996).  Inclusion into what?:  Thoughts on the construction of learning, identity, and affiliation in the general education classroom.  In D.L. Speece & B.K. Keogh (Eds.), Research on classroom ecologies:  Implications for inclusion of children with learning disabilities.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  (pp. 91-105).


Week 10

Tues., June 4

Gutierrez, K., Rymes, B. & Larson, J. (1995).  Script, counterscript and underlife in the classroom:  James Brown versus Brown v. Board of Education.  Harvard Educational Review, 65,3.  pp. 445-471.


Thurs., June 6



Final Exam:  Papers due:  Thurs., June 13, 11AM.