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Instrumented activity and theory of instrument of Pierre Rabardel

Abstract : To explain work as a human activity appropriate for a specific purpose, is not to simply say that it finds its origin in the goals and problems faced by humans. Work, as an activity, results from the use of tools and original ways of thinkink without which the artefact could not have been made (Vygotsky, 1997, p.198). Activity is expressed through goals and through means. Activity is determined by the associated milieu in which the subject acts (Simondon, 2017). The milieu is seen from both a material and social perspective. In this framework, human activity is a complex dialectic process which “is internal to individuals but external in nature” (Seve, 1999, p. 258), the tool being at the heart of the activity. In other words, activity both depends and evolves in the milieu and with the milieu.
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Patrice Laisney, Marjolaine Chatoney. Instrumented activity and theory of instrument of Pierre Rabardel. Philosophy of technology for technology education to Sense/Brill, In press. ⟨hal-01903109⟩

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