University of Helsinki, Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE), Department of Education
Yrjö Engeström is a Professor of Adult Education and Director of the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE) at University of Helsinki. He applies cultural-historical activity theory as a framework in studies of transformations and learning processes in work activities and organizations. He is known for the theory of expansive learning and for the interventionist methodology of developmental work research.
Bio excerpted from helsinki.academia.edu.
- Engeström, Y., Brown, K., Engeström, R., Koistinen, K. Organizational Forgetting: An activity theoretical perspective, first published in (1990) in D. Middleton and D. Edwards (Eds.). Collective Remembering. London: Sage
- Engeström, Y., Brown, K., Christopher, C., Gregory, J. (1997) Coordination, Cooperation and Communication in Courts: Expansive transitions in legal work. Published in The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition 13:4; 88-97.
- Engestrom, Y. and Middleton D. (1998). Cognition and Communication at Work.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Engeström, Y. (1987). . Helsinki: Orinta-Konsultit.
- Engestrom, Y. and Escalante, V. (1996) Mundane Tool or Object of Affection: The rise and Fall of the Postal Buddy. In B. Nardi Ed. Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human Computer Interaction. Cambridge: the MIT Press.
- Non Scolae Sed Vitae Dzsczmus: Toward Overcoming the Encapsulation of School Learning (Engestrom, 1991)
- Interactive expertise: Studies in distributed working intelligence (Engeström, Y., 1992)
- Cultural-Historical Approaches to Designing for Development (Cole & Engestöm, in The Cambridge handbook of sociocultural psychology, 2007)
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