Course title in Estonian
Kultuur, kõne ja mõtlemine
Course title in English
Culture, Language and Thinking
approximate amount of contact lessons
lecturer of 2018/2019 Spring semester
Aaro Toomela (inglise keel)
lecturer of 2019/2020 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
To provide survey of the relationships between culture, speech, and thinking with following from it the account of the development of mind, culture and a man.
Brief description of the course
An introduction to the science and MySelf. What is Me? What is the environment? Me and the sensual world. Me and the extrasensory world. Semiotically mediated thinking and speech. Transformation of Me on the basis of speech. What is culture? Theory of the stages of psychic development. From childhood to adulthood. From unicellulars to humans ... and further. And how does all this concern Me?
Working through compulsory literature.
Learning outcomes in the course
The student understands the abstract theory of the culture, speech and thinking relationships with its potential to explain interesting mental phenomena.
Prof. Aaro Toomela, PhD
Vygotsky, L., & Luria, A. (1994). Tool and symbol in child development. (Originally written in 1930). In R. van der Veer, & J. Valsiner (Eds.), The Vygotsky reader. (pp. 99-174). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.