Cultural-Context

Framework

Role of nature

Nature and nurture interact, but not directly. Their interaction is mediated by culture.

Role of nurture

Culture provides ‘designs for living.’

Cause of development

Co-construction; active engagement in world by both child and adults.

Continuous?

Development involves qualitative changes.

Individual differences

There will be discontinuity in an individual’s performance from one activity to another,

and the sequence of developmental changes may depend on cultural-historical circumstances.

Names

Michael Cole (1938-)

Richard Shweder

Barbara Rogoff

Jean Lave

Jerome Bruner

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