ReadingLive: Moscow CHAT Reading Club on November, 30
Moscow CHAT Reading Club: Meeting 2.

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education invites to the second meeting of the Moscow CHAT Reading Group “ReadingLive”, that will take place on November, 30.

“ReadingLive” is a scientific and educational project, operated by Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Contemporary Childhood and International UNESCO Chair “Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood” with the International Journal “Cultural-Historical Psychology” and the University project “Vygotsky’s Library”.

The project is aimed at psychologists, educators, researchers, students and all those interested in Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach. “ReadingLive” is a special setting, where people from all over the world are invited to read and discuss both classical and contemporary works, written in the framework of the Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach.

The meeting will take place on November, 30 at 18:00 (Moscow time) in Zoom.

Invited expert:

Alex Kozulin, Professor, Head of M.Ed. program in Special Education, Achva College; Director of International Research and Training, Feuerstein Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

Presentation title: “From the concept of ZPD to the practice of dynamic assessment”.


Dynamic assessment (DA) is a rapidly growing trend in psychological, educational and language research and practice. The key element of all DA approaches is the belief that evaluation of individual learning potential is no less important than testing the current performance level and that the best way of doing this is to insert learning or/and interactive elements into the assessment procedure. The goal of this presentation is to identify the main conceptual aspects of DA and to elaborate the relationships between various DA approaches and the Vygotskian theoretical tradition.


Carol Lidz, Professor, USA

With the participation of:

Vitaly Rubtsov – Professor, President of MSUPE

Arkady Margolis – Rector of MSUPE

Recommended for reading:

Kozulin A. Dynamic assessment in search of its identity. / In: Cambridge handbook of cultural-historical psychology by Yasnitsky, Van der Veer, & Ferrari (Eds.)

Project Moderators

Olga Rubtsova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Reaserch on Contemporary Childhood, MSUPE

Anna Shvedovskaya, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Information & Publishing Projects, MSUPE

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