Sunday, 18 March 2012

A MITE MORE ON A. R. LURIYA

Project it as you will

Further to a posting here on Conductive World earlier this month, I have noticed the following the editors' introduction to Luriya's Mind and Society

...for him [Luriya] the study of the isolated brain could not reveal how behavior was organized. Rather, he kept firmly in mind the fact that properties of the entire system could not be reliably obtained from a study of its parts operating in isolation. The brain was part of both a larger biological and and a surrounding environmental system in which social organization was a powerful force... (p. 11)

This fits conductive pedagogy like a glove, no surprise there. Try projecting it on to any other theoretical approaches within contemporary 'rehabilitation', and check the fit.

References

Luriya, A. R. (1979) The Making of Mind: a personal account of Soviet psychology, Cambridge, Mass, and London, Harvard University Press

Sutton, A. (2012) 'German' heritage: towards identifying commonalities in András Pető, L. S. Vygotskii and A. R. Luriya, Conductive World, 6 March

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