Dynamic assessment precursors: Soviet ideology and Vygotsky

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Raegan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T08:49:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T08:49:18Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.citation Murphy, R. ; (2008) 'Dynamic assessment precursors: Soviet ideology and Vygotsky'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 29(3-4) :193-233. en
dc.identifier.volume 29 en
dc.identifier.issued 3-4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 193 en
dc.identifier.endpage 233 en
dc.identifier.issn 0303-3910
dc.identifier.issn 2158-0812
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/615
dc.description.abstract Dynamic assessment’s history stretches back to antiquity but its formal beginnings are more recent. The dynamic assessment movement, inspired largely by the works of Binet, Vygotsky and Feuerstein, has coalesced into a mightier movement precipitating a testing renaissance in some circles. Forerunners of dynamic assessment often credit the works of Vygotsky but similarly do not credit the socio-political times during which he worked. This article seeks to extract what is considered pertinent to Vygotsky’s theoretical work: the times in which he lived and how he successfully managed to negotiate for himself a path around the constraints of the day. In order to more fully appreciate the trajectory that dynamic assessment has subsequently followed during the last seventy years it is deemed a worthwhile effort to return to the historical record of Soviet Psychology and investigate how dynamic assessment managed to become grounded in psychological science due largely to socio-historical influences. In order to fully comprehend the dynamic assessment movement a similar comprehension of the movement’s history is sought. How and why Vygotsky theorized the way he did has as much to do with his own initial thoughts as it did with the reigning political ideology then current in the Soviet Union. en
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dc.language.iso en en
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dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Irish Journal of Psychology, 29(3-4) :193-233. Irish Journal of Pscyhology is available online at: www.tandfonline.com/riri en
dc.subject Vygotsky en
dc.subject Soviet psychology en
dc.subject Dynamic assessment en
dc.subject Soviet ideology en
dc.title Dynamic assessment precursors: Soviet ideology and Vygotsky en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A011/raeganmurphy en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Raegan Murphy, School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: raegan.murphy@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2012-02-10T15:18:36Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Journal of Psychology en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Copyright check: Permission granted by Suzanne Guerin, UCD 27 June 2012. In line with Taylor and Francis policy, Romeo en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress raegan.murphy@ucc.ie en


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