In 2016 L.S. Vygotsky`s 120th anniversary is celebrated. L.S. Vygotsky is a worldwide known Soviet psychologist who made a great contribution to psychology, pedagogy and defectology. In connection with the anniversary the Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE) is planning to conduct the Symposium "L. S. Vygotsky and modern childhood". The objectives of the Symposium include creating a space for dialogue within the Russian and international psychological and pedagogical community, the actualization of the theoretical and methodological foundations of the conducted research in the area of modern childhood.
The main objectives of the Symposium include analysis and discussion of the notions that describe a child, childhood and growing up period typical for the first half of the 20th century and early 21st century; reflection of the use of concepts of cultural-historical theory in contemporary studies of childhood and maturation.