In this short presentation, I ground my area of research in relation to one of the seminal thinkers in education theory. Grounding my understanding of how we learn in the writings of Lev Vygotsky and the sociocultural school of thought, I will then look at how Vygotsky’s notion of tool mediation has been expanded through Activity Theory, by making explicit the social context in which tool appropriation takes place in education, the use of contradictions to expose tensions, with some examples from the literature.

Analyzing technology mediated learning in social context was prepared for coursework module EDCI 614 Discourses in Educational Studies at the University of Victoria.

Analysing Technology Mediated Learning in Social Context

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