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Sociocultural Activity Theory

Strategic Plan 2017. Sociocultural Activity Theory SIG


  1. Strengthen and deepen the research and scholarship in Sociocultural/Cultural Historical Activity Theories; though:
  • improving communication between scholars and researchers both through communication technologies and face-to-face;
  • facilitating collaboration between Australian, New Zealand and Asian scholars both in research, conference presentation and publishing; and
  • developing a culture of theoretical and empirical research in Cultural Historical Theories.
  • Increase the formal and informal membership of the SIG and continue to nurture the growth of a Socio-Cultural, Cultural Historical, Activity Theory community.
  • Improve quality of SIG papers and increase the number and quality of SIG symposia at 2017 AARE conference
  • Provide mentorship for HDR student and ECR SIG members
  • Facilitate the process of SIG member collaboration and contribution to two special issues / books and two symposia for AARE and ISCAR
  • Establish and use a private conversation and sharing platform for the SIG


  • AARE Symposia – 2
  • ISCAR Symposia – 2
  • Book proposal(s): in coordination with AARE and/or ISCAR seminars (Nikolai Veresov (editor) – with Springer)
  • AER special issue proposal - call for papers

John Cripps Clark 

Gwen Gilmore 

Jenny Martin 


Sociocultural Activity Theory August 2017 Update


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