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Activity Theory: who is doing what, why and how

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Abstract


  • In simple terms, Activity Theory is all about ‘who is doing what, why and how’. However, things are rarely that simple. Sometimes referred to as the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), Activity Theory is grounded in the work of the Russian psychologist Vygotsky and his students, in particular, Leontiev, in the 1920s. Activity Theory provides a lens with which to tease out and to better understand human activity.

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Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hasan, H. & Kazlauskas, A. (2014). Activity Theory: who is doing what, why and how. In H. Hasan (Eds.), Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research (pp. 9-14). Wollongong, Australia: THEORI. http://eurekaconnection.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/p-09-14-activity-theory-theori-ebook-2014.pdf

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781291866490

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1405&context=buspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/403

Book Title


  • Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research

Start Page


  • 9

End Page


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia

Abstract


  • In simple terms, Activity Theory is all about ‘who is doing what, why and how’. However, things are rarely that simple. Sometimes referred to as the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), Activity Theory is grounded in the work of the Russian psychologist Vygotsky and his students, in particular, Leontiev, in the 1920s. Activity Theory provides a lens with which to tease out and to better understand human activity.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hasan, H. & Kazlauskas, A. (2014). Activity Theory: who is doing what, why and how. In H. Hasan (Eds.), Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research (pp. 9-14). Wollongong, Australia: THEORI. http://eurekaconnection.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/p-09-14-activity-theory-theori-ebook-2014.pdf

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781291866490

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1405&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/403

Book Title


  • Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research

Start Page


  • 9

End Page


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia