GC Student Named First-Place Winner at ISCAR2014 in Sydney

Pi-Chun Grace Ho (Human Development) was awarded first-place prize at the Congress of the International Society on Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR), held last month in Sydney, Australia.

The conference also featured a keynote address by Professor Anna Stetsenko (Urban Education), titled “From Participation to Transformation: Implications of a Transformative Activist Stance for Human Development and Education” (page 5 here). 

Ho competed against 40 students from around the world during ISCAR’s “Ph.D. Day,” earning top honors for her poster presentations, titled “Collaborative Embodiment: Applying Cultural-Historical Activity Theory to Dance Movement Therapy” and “Re-play: Authoring a Life Project of Becoming in Early Years” (pages 15 and 16 here).
In presenting the award, ISCAR cited Ho’s “excellence and coherence with the Congress theme, clarity of presentation, visual appeal and originality.”  

ISCAR “explores the traditional, fundamental ideas of sociocultural, cultural-historical, and activity approaches and promotes new compelling concepts and theoretical developments,” according to the organization. Conference attendees included researchers from a variety of disciplines such as social sciences, humanities, psychology, education and health, as well as business, information systems, and knowledge management.

Submitted on: OCT 21, 2014

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