Vladimir Spiridonov (image to the right) and Dr. Dorothy Robbins
organized an international Vygotsky conference in four Russian
cities from June 20-30, 2000. There were participants from
Germany, Finland, England, USA, Poland, China, Hong Kong,
and Russia. The conference took place in Moscow, Zvenigorod,
Belaya Kalytva, and Rostov-on-Don. The first part of the conference
was theoretical with participants giving lectures on various
topics regarding Vygotsky. The second part of the conference
was practical. We took the train to a small Village two and
a half hours south of Rostov-on-Don, where we visited a Golden
Key school in Belaya Kalytva. During this visit we were treated
to Russian hospitality, Russian culture, typical school settings,
theoretical discussions, Interaction with Russian children
and their families, and there was a final banquet.
of the conference was: Zone of Proximal Development. For further
information, please check the following website: www2bc.edu/~albertli/russia.htm.
Below are a few of the photos from the conference.
left: Dr. Umrikhin (Moscow State University), next to Dr.
Umrikhin is Dr. Boris Bratus (Moscow State University and
Vygotsky Institute of Psychology)
participants, guests and students.
Dr. Lillie Albert (USA), Dr. Wang Wan chi (Hong Kong), Li
Yin (Hong Kong, China).