The Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning CRADLE is a hub of academics and practitioners pursuing ground-breaking interventionist research based on cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) since 1994. Founded by Vygotsky, Leont’ev and Luria, activity theory cuts across disciplinary boundaries. We focus on transformations in collective activity systems, including educational institutions, work organizations, public-sector agencies, communities and social movements – and their coalitions. Our research is driven by the need to build alternative forms of activity aimed at equity and sustainability in local, regional and global scales.
Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning
Activity theory at CRADLE
Basic features of our approach: It is historically grounded and longitudinal; It focuses on object-oriented, artifact-mediated activity...
KEY THEMES: Collective agency for the eradication of homelessness; Concept formation in the wild; Dialectics of transformative agency...
Vanessa Sena Tomaz's seminar on her work with indigenous students in Brazil
"Mathematics between Indigenous and Market-based Logics of Life: Double Stimulation in Learning to Manage Money," March 22, 2018
Reijo Miettinen awarded the Adult Education (Aikuiskasvatus) scientific article of the year 2017
The article was published in Finnish in the journal Aikuiskasvatus (2/2017).
Sannino's keynote at the RWL 2017 Conference
“Researching work and learning for enacted utopias: The struggle to overcome homelessness,” December 6, 2017
Article by Heila Lotz-Sisitka and ELRC researchers at Rhodes University, South Africa
"Transgressing the norm: Transformative agency in community-based learning for sustainability in southern African contexts"