PhD Day : August 28th, 2017

PhD Day on August 28th, 2017

In the PhD Students’ Day, special attention will be given to the PhD thesis, focusing on the different phases of doctoral research. There will be spaces/times for dialogues, presentations, posters, and debates, including the participation of Senior Researchers that will discuss parts of PhD students’ work and provide some suggestions. For instance, the opportunity of discussing data analysis will be given to doctoral students who have already collected their empirical data. There are also parallel sessions, in small groups.



8:00 – 9:00     Registration and Arrival

9:00 – 9:30     PhD Day Opening, Welcome speech of Malcolm Reed, ISCAR President

9:30 – 10:00   Welcome speech of Nikolai Veresov, PhD Day Chair

10:00 – 12:30 Morning Sessions


Room 0134

Session 1: Foundations: Theoretical and research approaches

Professors: Nikolai Veresov and André Machado Rodrigues 

Moderator: Stephanie Beck

Room 0127

Session 2: Practices in Contexts

Professors: Laure Kloetzer and Dafermakis Emmanouil 

Moderator: Nilou Baradaran

Room 0129

Session 3: Insights: Qualitative research and new trends in cultural-historical activity research

Professors: Mohammed Elhammoumi and Gloria Quinones                

Moderator: Gyeong Mi Heo


  10:30  –         11:00                                                                         


Junqian Ma

Child personality reconstruction through role adjustment crises during transition to school within a bi-cultural context


Spark van Beurden

Learning in diversity: Redefining parenting in a context of polarization


Jessica Casanova

Body by L.S. Vygotsky:
Exploring possible understandings of the body in selected works of L. S. Vygotsky


11:00  – 11:30

Victoria Minson

Rethinking assessments: creating a new tool using the zone of proximal development within a cultural-historical framework                                       


Latifa Fletcher

Reimagining what it means to be black in the us: how family cultural socialization practices shape racial identities among diverse young adults



Maria Christidis & Viveca Lindberg  

Vocational Literacy as means for vocational knowing related to ethics in a Swedish Upper Secondary Health and Social Care Program


11:30  – 12:00

Fatema Taj Johora

Rethinking inclusion of preschool children with disabilities: an analysis using the concept of social situation of development 


Daniel Goulart

Subjective development from a cultural-historical standpoint: articulating education and mental health care




Jeferson Montreozol

The unconscious as dialectical pole of consciousness: Possibilities and Approaches in Vygotsky's psychology


12:00  – 12:30


Letitia Del Fabbro, Parlo Singh, & Elizabeth Kendall

Knowledge and practices of health and community professionals working in a low socio-economic community - in what ways do they shift through an intervention partnership?


Helena Eriksson

Learning activity in early mathematical education


12:30 – 1:30   Lunch and Poster Sessions – Room TBA

Discussant: Fabiana Marques Barbosa Nasciutti

Jeferson Montreozol, Edna Peters Kahhale, & Inara Leão

Unconscious and Sexuality: Notes from the historical – cultural psychology


Dominique Salaün & Katia Kostulski

 The relationship of a workplace with its computer tools as psychological phenomenon: a case study in the automotive industry.


Ziyeun Yoo & Michael Hoover

The acquisition of Hangul writing system among Korean language learners in a multilingual context


Daniele Gazzotti

Affectivity in the classroom : How teacher-learner emotional bond interfere in development


Ade Dwi Utami

Indonesian children’s play and learning in the context of a project approach


Magali Roumy Akue

Towards a more sustainable way to teach design students creative monitoring


Monique Verhoeven, Bonne Zijlstra, Monique Volman

A comparative case study on the development of learner identities in Waldorf, Montessori and traditional education in the Netherlands



1:30 – 3:00     Afternoon Sessions


Room 0134

Session 1: Foundations: Theoretical and research approaches

Professors: Dafermakis Emmanouil and Mohamed Elhammoumi                      

Moderator: Stephanie Beck

Room 0127

Session 2: Practices in context

Professors: Gloria Quinones and Laure Kloetzer                                              

Moderator: Nilou Baradaran

Room 0129

Session 3: Insights: Qualitative research and new trends in cultural-historical activity research

Professors: Nikolai Veresov and André Machado Rodrigues

Moderator: Gyeong Mi Heo


  1:30  –        2:00                                                              

Mar Calero-Guerrero

Developing theoretical thinking regarding culture in the Spanish classroom as a Second Language.


Monique Verhoeven, Astrid Poorthuis, & Monique Volman

Students’ positioning. An exploration of adolescents’ negotiation and development of their learner identities in formal educational contexts.

Élody Ross-Lévesque, Chantal Desmarais, Emmanuelle Careau

School readiness in children with language delay: what is the influence of speech-language pathology services before kindergarten

2:00  – 2:30

Albina Salikhova & Tomoaki Itaya

Autobiographical Memories as a Tool of Place Identity: Functions, Phenomenology, and Relevance to Environmental Values

Juana María Méndez Guerrero

Literacy practices of the children and their mothers in specific social and cultural context and online spaces


2.30  – 3.00

Nicole Turnipseed

Exploring Cultural-Historical Methodological Approaches to Research on Discoursal Identity Construction of Student Writers Across Social Justice Education Programs


Felicia Agbagbla

Enhancing Ghanaian kindergarten teachers’ implementations of indigenous play-based pedagogy through a professional development program


Viviane Carrijo

Intervention Research in a Pedagogy Course: a critical-collaborative Study Group on reading process



3:00 – 3.30     Afternoon Tea – Room TBA

3.30-4.30        PhD Day Conclusion – Ass. Professor Nikolai Veresov


For the online schedule, see:


For further information about the PhD Day, please contact Nikolai Veresov, PhD Day committee chair Monash University.