Category Archives: Journal Articles

The Fluid Classroom: New Media in Education

Increasing numbers of children and young people from around the world are engaging in speedy communication which takes place through interactive, fast and mobile media that enable the distributed production and peer-to-peer circulation of advanced audio-visual designs and bits of … Continue reading

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Cultural-historical Activity Theory Travels to Greece

How have socio-cultural, cultural-historical and activity approaches to education and psychology traveled to Greece over the last three decades? It has been a pleasure for me to collaborate with M. Dafermos and A. Chronaki and explore how these approaches have … Continue reading

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De-centring the Psychology Curriculum: Diversity, Social Justice & Psychological Knowledge

The psychology curriculum has close ties to the histories and cultural traditions of industrialised societies’ white middle-class populations, so it is unclear how it may relate to the values and interests of students from a variety of ethnic, racial and … Continue reading

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New Issue: Outlines: Critical Practice Studies

We are happy to announce that Outlines Vol. 18, No. 1 is now online Outlines is an e-journal publication providing a forum for theoretically and empirically informed debates about the relationships between individual subjects, social structures, and historically developed cultural … Continue reading

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Collaborating on Facebook: Teachers Exchanging Experiences Through Social Networking Sites

Just published by Fernando Rezende da Cunha Júnior, Bert van Oers & Michalis Kontopodis: Our study explores the use of Facebook for educational purposes, as a collaborative online space for enabling communication among teachers from different schools. The article describes … Continue reading

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New Issue of Outlines: Critical Practice Studies

The Vol 16, No 1 issue of the open access journal Outlines: Critical Practice Studies has just been published. Topics include: home-school partnerships between Somali diaspora mothers & Danish public schools, Wittgenstein on “understanding” and “meaning”, motivation paths of innovative DIYers, reviews of edited volumes on children, development and … Continue reading

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Ethnographic insights into diverse body pedagogies

New publication: Kontopodis, Michalis (online/ ahead of print). How and why should children eat fruit and vegetables? Ethnographic insights into diverse body pedagogies. Social Science & Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.10.062 Protected copy with password for blog readers & my students: Kontopodis_Body_pedagogies Highlights • Comparative ethnography reveals significant differences in child-health practices. … Continue reading

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Young feminists’ doing recognition & (r)evolution

Fantastic special issue, just published in Feminism & Psychology with papers covering the whole range from Chinese queer feminism to Multi-colored feminisms in Latin America More details here: http://fap.sagepub.com/content/25/1.toc

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update on publications

Dear readers: welcome to the new version of the blog and webpage “Education :: Mediation ::: Becoming”. Hopefully you will enjoy navigating through the links/ sub-webpages above. I am happy to help, if you cannot access the one or the … Continue reading

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working papers and latest publications

Recently published: Kontopodis, Michalis (2012). How Things Matter in Everyday Lives of Preschool Age Children: Material-Semiotic Investigations in Psychology and Education. Journal für Psychologie, 20(2), 1-14. Working paper: Youth in Movement in Contemporary Brazil, or: Sharing a few Intense Moments of Movement and Silence with … Continue reading

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