Cycles of action through systems of activity: Examining an action research model through the lens of activity theory

Lily Orland-Barak, Ayelet Becher

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Abstract

In this article we offer an extended reading of an action research model in the context of mentored learning in preservice education in Israel. Our reading attends both to how a particular form of action research plays out in participants' constructions of the practice of mentoring and mentored learning and how such constructions can be understood in the wider context of interrelations between activity systems, as offered through the lens of activity theory. Such an embedded reading can illuminate on the gaps and contradictions between different educational practices, directing participants' processes and outcomes of learning, as they actively transform their practice while trying to mediate between these contradictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-128
Number of pages14
JournalMind, Culture, and Activity
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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