What in the world do you think you are doing?” A cultural-historical and pedagogic approach to negativism in schooling

Malcolm Reed

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Abstract

Este artigo considera o signiicado do negativismo na atividade de sala de aula. Defendo o seu potencial como um ruído que nos provoca a prestar atenção à situação que ele expressa. Negativismo é explorado como uma função do comportamento na teorização histórico-cultural do desenvolvimento das crianças, com base na obra de Vygotsky em psicologia infantil. Na pesquisa pós-vygotskiana, a relação entre o negativismo, crise, situação social do desenvolvimento e contexto da atividade é revista, terminando com a prática de Hedegaard do “movimento duplo”. A segunda
metade do artigo relete sobre experiências e publicações do autor como professor, professor-educador e pesquisador para apontar possibilidades pedagógicas metodológicas e práticas inerentes ao processo de fazer movimentos duplos em resposta ao negativismo.

This paper considers the significance of negativism in classroom activity. I argue its potential as an irritant that provokes us to pay attention to the situation it expresses. Negativism is explored as a function of behaviour in cultural-historical theorisation of children’s development, drawing on Vygotsky’s work in child psychology. In post-Vygotskian research, the relationship between negativism, crisis, the social situation of development and activity setting is reviewed, ending with Hedegaard’s practice of the ‘double move’. The second half of the paper reflects on the author’s experiences and publications as a teacher, teacher-educator and researcher to portray methodological and practical pedagogic possibilities inherent in making double moves in response to negativism.
Translated title of the contributionWhat in the world do you think you are doing?” A cultural-historical and pedagogic approach to negativism in schooling
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationTeoria histórico-cultural
Subtitle of host publicationquestões fundamentais para a educação escolar
EditorsM. Valéria Barbosa, S. Miller, S. Amaral Mello
Place of PublicationOicina Universitária/São Paulo
PublisherCultura Acadêmica
Pages139-173
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9788579837722
ISBN (Print)9788579837715
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

This is the English version of the chapter published in Portuguese. It is only available in English in this version.

Keywords

  • Social situation of development
  • Negativism
  • Pedagogy
  • Double move

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