Video Demos, Talks, & Interviews

Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

A 6-minute video overview of Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town (Oxford, 2011), with historical film clips and photos. Royalties are contributed to the Learning Center and other projects in the Guatemalan Maya town that is featured.

Have a look at related paintings and photos and reviews on the public Facebook page  and see a description of the book.


TEDx talk on children learning to collaborate

Barbara Rogoff's 8-minute TEDx talk based on her research on cultural aspects of how children learning to collaborate.
If the link via the image to the left does not work, use this link.


NSF video: Learning by Observing

Barbara Rogoff's 3-minute video "Learning by Observing" draws attention to strengths for learning among Indigenous and Mexican-heritage children, who are skilled observers. The video was honored by NSF as the top public vote-getter and a top conversation-generator, of all 156 videos in NSF's Video Showcase.

Ed-Talk: Sophisticated collaboration

This 6-minute Ed-talk shows the sophisticated collaboration that Barbara Rogoff and her colleagues have found among many Mexican-heritage children.

Interview with Barbara Rogoff and Pablo Chavajay by the BBC and the Open University (1997)

This interview shows videos as Barbara Rogoff describes research comparing mothers' interactions with toddlers in a Mayan community in Guatemala and in a middle-class European-American community.

Teleconference discussion with Barbara Rogoff

Barbara Rogoff, Michael Cole and Yarrow Dunham and students and postdocs at UC San Diego and UC Merced (2008).

Radio interview with Barbara Rogoff on Developing Destinies book release

Produced by Josh Wagner for Cultural Media Services
copyright 2011


Rogoff, B. (2011).  How do children learn without being taught?  One way is by learning and pitching in.  Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group, 3, 8-10.

En Español

Entrevista con Barbara Rogoff, por Rebeca Mejía Arauz, 2012 (en español, 22 minutos)

La entrevista enfoque sobre las teorias de Dr. Rogoff, incluyendo tres planes de análisis, aprender por medio de participación intensa en comunidades, y su nuevo libro Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town (Oxford University Press, 2011). Describe también la organización de su grupo de investigación.

Presentación por la Dra. Rogoff sobre el Aprendizaje por medio de Participación Intensa en Comunidades

(ITESO, Guadalajara, Febrero 2012, en español, 1 hora 19 minutos)