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LORDELO, Lia da Rocha  and  TENORIO, Robinson Moreira. Consciousness in L. S. Vigotski's work: analysis of the concept and its implications in psychology and education. Psicol. Esc. Educ. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp.79-86. ISSN 2175-3539.

The aim of this article is to analyze the concept of consciousness in the work of L.S. Vygotsky. We start with the assumption that Vygotsky not only saw the concept of consciousness as central to his philosophical-methodological reflections and in his psychology proposal, but also had, besides important contributions to Developmental Psychology and teaching-learning processes, a fundamental value as thinker of psychology as a science. Firstly, we dedicate ourselves to the concept transformation, from a reflexological to a semiotic view. Then, we analyze a metaphor used by Vygotsky in one of his texts, in which he compares consciousness to an object reflected in a mirror and makes an analogy between this process and psychological science, its epistemological and methodological investigation assumptions. Finally, we conclude the article discussing some possible implications of the study of the vygotskyan concept of consciousness in Psychology and Education.

Keywords : Vigotsky; Conscience; Psychology.

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