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activity theory

A social theory of aging that asserts that the more active older persons are, the higher their satisfaction and morale. According to this theory, those who age successfully cultivate substitutes for former societal roles that they may have had to relinquish.
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From the point of view of the Activity Theory, the activity object of the bakery group seems to be associated to the process of production of baked goods and other products to be marketed in the community in which the settlement is inserted.
Second, individualized and socialized activities are mediated by communication technology which is one kind of cultural-historical artifact in activity theory. As Kang and Gyorke (2008) pointed out, both transactional distances theory and activity theory consider mediation to be important.
Studies of Vygotsky and his neuropsychology research fellows such as Alexander Luria and Alexei Leontiev Nikolaievich underlie what is now the areas of Psychology, Education and Organizational Studies call Activity Theory, or what has been called lately "Cultural-Historical Activity Theory" (CHAT).
Additional findings, based on situating the analysis within the activity theory framework demonstrate the impact the videos had on student learning outcomes.
Activity theory allows tutors to reassess the activity taking place during a consultation.
Within activity theory "conscious learning emerges from activity (performance), not as a precursor to it" (Jonassen & Rohrer-Murphy, 1999, p.
By applying the activity theory, subjects found in this study were players of the game and the artefact used to mediate the activity was digital game.
(1999) Perspectives on Activity Theory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
This study is interested in exploring not only these emergent interactions but also the new literacies supporting these interactions and actions -the activity-as Leontiev in his socio-cultural activity theory would call it (Leontiev, 1978).
This explanation is consistent with 'routine activity theory' (Clarke and Felson, 1993; Cohen and Felson, 1979), wherein the incidence of crime increases when the opportunities available for criminal activity increase.

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