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Activity Theory and Practice Learning Conference 2010

PBPL's final conference, Activity Theory and Practice Learning, took place on 10th and 11th March 2010

We were delighted to welcome three keynote speakers to this event: Yrjö Engeström, Harry Daniels and Anne Edwards all of whom have been extensively involved in various aspects of cultural-historical activity theory and the research of innovatory learning in the workplace.

Building on the Activity Theory and Practice Learning conference hosted by PBPL on June 1st and 2nd 2009 this event allowed delegates to pursue the ideas and approaches raised. A transcript of the keynote presentation at the conference in 2009 entitled "Two layers of expansive learning: building collaborative agency in home care for the elderly", given by Professor Engeström on 1st June, can be found to the right of this page. During the 2010 conference, Professor Engeström gave an update on this project and his recent work.

Taking a practitioner focus, Professor Anne Edwards and Professor Harry Daniels discussed their research focusing on the analysis of communicative action in institutions and inter-professional collaborations. Full abstracts can be found in the 'Documents' area to the right of this page.

View the keynote presentations

You may view these keynote presentations and concluding remarks at the conference by visiting the Activity Theory and Practice Learning conference presentations area.

Thursday 11th March

During this day, delegates had the opportunity to hear presentations from PBPL Fellows and others involved in the wide variety of projects that PBPL has funded to develop practice and understanding in the area of practice-based learning.

Date

10th Mar 2010

Venue

Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes

Type of event

Conference

Speakers

Yrjö Engeström, Harry Daniels and Anne Edwards

Papers

Engestrom, E (2009) Keynote presentation: Two layers of expansive learning: building collaborative agency in home care for the elderly (930Kb)

Programmes

Activity Theory and Practice Learning conference programme (77Kb)

Documents

Activity Theory and Practice Learning Conference Abstracts 2010 (48Kb)

Conference proceedings (3,418Kb)