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...
Invited talks by Yrjö Engeström at CNAM, Paris
Yrjö Engeström visited CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), in Paris on December 3-5, 2018.
New book by Yrjö Engeström
Cambridge University Press has recently published a new book by Yrjö Engeström, titled "Expertise in Transition: Expansive Learning in Medical...
Article on formative intervention by Bal et al in American Educational Research Journal
Professor Aydin Bal together with two members of his team, Kemal Afacan and Halil Ibrahim Cakir at University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA...
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).