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The First National Symposium on Cultural-Historical Psychology “Actual Problems of Cultural-historical Psychology”

By Rybakov Foundation


Online and Russia

Date & time

19 November 2020


19 November 2020

About this event

The first international symposium on cultural-historical psychology will be held online from 17 to 19 November.

Professors, candidates of psychological sciences, and PhDs from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, and Russia will discuss “Actual problems of cultural-historical psychology”.
The event is dedicated to the memory of Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934), an outstanding Russian psychologist who remains one of the most famous psychologists in the world to date, and the memory of his granddaughter Elena Kravtsova (1950–2020), founder of The Vygotsky Institute of Psychology at Russian State University for the Humanities, which made a great contribution to the development of the ideas of cultural-historical psychology, especially concerning the psychological and pedagogical foundations of developmental preschool education.

The symposium covers interdisciplinary scientific issues and will be of interest to specialists of various humanities: psychology, philosophy, methodology, sociology, cultural studies, philology, linguistics, etc.

The symposium will be hosted by the Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, one of the co-organizers of the event and organizer of the international broadcast is the Charitable foundation for the development of child-centred preschool education «University of Childhood».

The event will include a plenary session, 15 sections, lectures, and round tables.

On November 17, Joaquim Quintino-Aires, Ph.D., director of the Vygotsky Institute in Lisbon (Portugal), will speak at the plenary session with the topic: “L.S. Vygotsky in theoretical and practical psychiatry”.

Jose Manuel Muñoz Rodriguez, Ph.D., Dean of the Department of Theory and History of Education at the Salamanca University (Spain), will talk about the formation of identity in adolescence in the society of hyper-communication.

On the first day of the symposium, the president and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation, founder of the University of Childhood Foundation, Ekaterina Rybakova, will also speak.
“Although Lev Vygotsky’s works are already about a century old, they still have not lost their relevance. His ideas live and develop in the works of his followers. The Rybakov Foundation holds the annual All-Russian L.S. Vygotsky Competition. This is the only competition in Russia aimed at finding and supporting creative specialists in preschool education. In four years, 15,030 people took part in the competition, – ”said Ekaterina Rybakova.

On November 18, sections will be held on the topics of a cultural-historical approach to modern theories and practices of personality development, to the problems of creativity and giftedness, to the psychology of art, and many others.

On November 19, round tables and lectures will be held.

Participation in the event is free. The symposium program and registration are here.

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