Themes and subthemes of the Congress

Over 20 themes and subthemes to be discussed.


Foundations: Theoretical and research approaches

  • Social, cultural, linguistic and educational mediation

  • Children’s development and childhood

  • Learning, knowledge and agency

  • Interventionist research approaches and their roots

  • Other topics related to this theme

Practices in context

  • Learning and development in onsite communities and online spaces

  • Identity and professional learning in new and diverse ecologies

  • The social construction of [dis]ability and difference/homogeneity

  • Cross-national explorations of sociocultural research on learning

  • Intercultural-cultural communication and new forms of being

  • Dialogue and the co-construction of knowledge

  • Social movements and community-based alternatives to capitalism

  • Other topics related to this theme

INsights: Qualitative research and new trends in cultural-historical activity research

  • Farther reaches of theoretical and methodological explorations

  • Multi-method approaches: Issues, challenges and promising directions

  • Interventionist methodologies: bridging theory and practice

  • Transformative agency

  • Unit of analysis: historicity, context, and levels of analytic scale

  • Tensions, extensions, and new formulations in cultural-historical activity research

  • Changing forms of work

  • New technologies and new ways of organizing work

  • Other topics related to this theme