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Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT)

Professor Anne Edwards

To cite this reference: Edwards, A. (2011) Cultural Historical Activity Theory, British Educational Research Association on-line resource. Available on-line at [INSERT WEB PAGE ADDRESS HERE] Last accessed [insert date here]

CHAT offers a broad approach to analysing learning and the contexts of learning. In this resource I attempt to unpack some of the key concepts employed in these analyses by (a) taking a historical approach starting with the work of Vygotsky in the 1920s and 30s; and by (b) briefly differentiating CHAT from other strands of work to be found in the Vygotskian legacy. I then list some useful sources of additional information on CHAT.