6. Coordination uses shared reference

Communication is based on coordination among participants that builds on the shared reference available in their mutual endeavors. This involves a balance of articulate nonverbal conversation and parsimonious verbal means. When explanation occurs, it is nested within the shared endeavors, providing information to carry out or understand the ongoing or anticipated activity. Narratives and dramatizationbringing remembered or hypothetical scenarios to life also guide learning and development in a way that contextualizes information and ideas in the service of skilled problem-solving and appropriate action.

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López, A., Rogoff, B., Nafaji, B., Mejía-Arauz, R. (2012). Collaboration and helpfulness as cultural practices [Colaboración y acomedirse como practicas culturales]. In J. Valsiner (Ed.), Handbook of Cultural Psychology. (pp. 869-884). NY: Oxford University Press.

Lorente y Fernández, D. (2006). “Infancia Nahua y transmisión de la cosmovisión: los ahuaques o espíritus pluviales en la Sierra de Texcoco (México)”[Nahua childhood and the transmission of the cosmovision: the ahuaques or pluvial spirits in the highlands of Texcoco (Mexico)], Boletín de Antropología Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, 20 (37), pp. 152-168.

Rogoff, B. (2003). The cultural nature of human development [La naturaleza cultural del desarrollo humano]. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rogoff, B., Mistry, J., Göncü, A., & Mosier, C. (1993). Guided participation in cultural activity by toddlers and caregivers [Participación guiada en actividades culturales por niños de 1 a 2 años de edad y sus cuidadores]. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 58 (7, Serial No. 236).

Rogoff, R., Mosier, C., Mistry, J. & Goncu, A. (1993). Toddlers’ guided participation with their caregivers in cultural activity [La participación guiada de pequeños con sus cuidadores en actividad cultural]. In E. A. Forman, N. Minick, & C. A. Stone (Eds.), Contexts for learning: Sociocultural dynamics in children’s development. New York: Oxford University Press.