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Affiliation
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Department of Elementary Education, Kansai University
(Concurrent)Professor, Doctoral Program in Education, Graduate School of Letters, Kansai University
(Concurrent)Professor, Master's Program in Education, Graduate School of Letters, Kansai University
Degree
博士(学術)(Feb, 1996)

Contact information
kyamazumkansai-u.ac.jp
Researcher number
50243283
J-GLOBAL ID
201201025442264550
researchmap Member ID
7000001396

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Katsuhiro Yamazumi, PhD, is Professor of Education at Kansai University, Japan. He was a Program Officer of the Research Center for Science Systems, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He served as the Director of the Center for Human Activity Theory (CHAT) at Kansai University. Drawing on the framework of cultural-historical activity theory and its interventionist methodology, he studies historically new forms of educational activities as collaborative interventions in expanding learning so that learners and practitioners can collectively transform their activities and expand their agency for themselves. He received the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) "That’s Interesting!" Award 2013.

RECENT KEY PUBLICATIONS

Yamazumi, K., Engeström, Y., & Daniels, H. (Eds.) (2005). New learning challenges: Going beyond the industrial age system of school and work. Suita, Osaka: Kansai University Press (277 pages).

Yamazumi, K. (2008). A hybrid activity system as educational innovation. Journal of Educational Change, 9(4), pp. 365-373.

Yamazumi, K. (2009). Expansive agency in multi-activity collaboration. In A. Sannino, H. Daniels, & K. Gutiérrez (Eds.), Learning and expanding with activity theory (pp. 212-227). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Yamazumi, K. (Ed.) (2010). Activity theory and fostering learning: Developmental interventions in education and work. Suita, Osaka: Center for Human Activity Theory, Kansai University (160 pages).

Yamazumi, K. (2013). Beyond traditional school learning: Fostering agency and collective creativity in hybrid educational activities. In A. Sannino, & V. Ellis (Eds.), Learning and collective creativity: Activity-theoretical and sociocultural studies (pp. 61-76). New York: Routledge.

Yamazumi, K. (2021). Activity theory and collaborative intervention in education: Expanding learning in Japanese schools and communities. London: Routledge (174 pages).

Yamazumi, K. (2021). Transformative instruction as affirmation intervention: An activity-theoretical study of children's agency and responsible learning in a Japanese elementary school. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 20(2), pp. 147-163.


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Major Books and Other Publications

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Major Papers

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Major Presentations

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Research Projects

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Social Activities

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Major Works

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