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The problem of studying sign-symbolic activity

P. 39-43.
Smirnova N. V., Матвеева Л. А.

The problem of studying sign-symbolic activity (SSA) is defined. SSA is analyzed as a system of mediation, representation and relation aiming at reflection and transformation of reality. At the same time it is considered as an action and belongs to higher psychic functions and is an essential condition for the human development and life at all ages. However, little research has been done in the field of sign-symbolic representation based on age factor and individual personal characteristics. The main aim of this study is to explore and analyze the nature of SSA (structure, types, and functions) and its dynamics. SSA is studied within 3 school age groups (2nd , 7th  and  11th grades) with the aim to identify at what age each of the main 4 SSA types (modeling, schematization, coding, substitution) reaches some definite level of its development. SSA dynamics is studied irrespectively of any external conditions and without creating any special environment for its development.

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The problem of studying sign-symbolic activity
Edited by: Z. Bekirogullari. Vol. 29. Elsevier, 2011.