An Activity Theory Group
The eight members of the Activity Theory Group in Norway come from five universities and university colleges situated in different regions of the country. We are experienced researchers publishing articles for national and international journals. Our research focus is on education in various settings: teacher education, the education of school leaders, early childhood education and driving-instructor education. We are all members of the International Society of Cultural-Historical Research (ISCAR) and ISCAR´s regional group for the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Applying Cultural Historical Activity Theory in Educational Settings harnesses research and development for educational improvement, bridging the gap between research and practice. Exploring how collaborations between researchers and practitioners can be used to co-construct solutions to real-world problems, this book considers key concepts in cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), including models as resources that can be used to build and facilitate collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
The chapters of the book draw on research findings from the practices of learning communities in diverse educational settings: teacher education, the education of school leaders, early childhood education and driving teacher education.