Cognition in Practice

Author: Jean Lave
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521357349
Release Date: 1988-07-29
Genre: Mathematics

In this innovative study, Jean Lave moves the analysis of one particular form of cognitive activity--arithmetic problem-solving--out of the laboratory and into the domain of everyday life. In so doing, she shows how mathematics in the "real world", such as that entailed in grocery shopping or dieting, is, like all thinking, shaped by the dynamic encounter between the culturally-endowed mind and its total context, a subtle interaction that shapes both the human subject and the world within which it acts.

Diakonie in der Schule

Author: Christoph Gramzow
Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
ISBN: 9783374027378
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Church work

Die Studie lasst sich von einem lerntheoretischen Verstandnis diakonischen Lernens leiten, das sich auf die aus den USA stammende Theorie des situated learning stutzt. Anlage und Durchfuhrung der Untersuchung berucksichtigen ferner den Ansatz eines kompetenzorientierten Lernens. Die Ergebnisse unterstreichen den einmaligen Stellenwert des Diakonieunterrichts fur ein lebensnahes Lernen, das Schuler in die Begegnung mit haufig am Rande der Gesellschaft stehenden Menschen und zugleich mit sich selbst fuhrt. Deutlich werden auch die unterschiedlichen Voraussetzungen, die Madchen und Jungen hinsichtlich des Zugangs zu diakonischen Projekten mitbringen und die im Sinne einer differenziellen Didaktik zu berucksichtigen sind.

Eine relationale Perspektive auf Lernen

Author: Franz Schaller
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783863881771
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Education

Was kann Lernen bedeuten? Verschiedene lerntheoretische Ansätze vertreten eine „relationale Sichtweise“. Die ontologischen Prämissen bleiben jedoch implizit. Dadurch überlassendiese Ansätze ihre Konzeptionalisierungen des Menschen und von Sozialität einem intuitiven Hintergrundsverständnis. Die naheliegende Konzeptionalisierung des Menschen als einer „offenen Persönlichkeit“ oder als „homines aperti“ (N. Elias) und von Sozialität als dem Lernenden inhärente Sozialität oder „primäre Sozialität“ (H. Joas) bekommt hierdurch unzureichenden „ontologischen Halt“.

Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics

Author: Katherine Safford-Ramus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319965024
Release Date: 2018-08-17
Genre: Education

This book is a selection of 15 papers developed by participants in ICME 13 held in Hamburg , presenting insights from the latest research on the andragogy of adult and lifelong learning of mathematics. It also investigates open questions, such as numeracy and mathematics skills, social and psychological influences on learning environments, as well as economic and political demands. The chapters offer examples, while at the same time highlighting important directions for further research. The book is divided into four parts: The first section provides an overview on the concept of “numeracy”, and the second focuses on adult students who are learning mathematics; the third part presents a teachers’ focus and the final part covers overarching themes. The book is of interest to classroom teachers, university teacher educators, and professional development providers.

Schulentwicklung

Author: Thomas Rihm
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531902210
Release Date: 2007-10-13
Genre: Education

Ein alternatives Konzept zur Schulentwicklung, bei dem die Schüler im Zentrum stehen wird hier geliefert: Die Lebensinteressen der Lernenden begründen die Vitalität der Schulentwicklung und keine von außen formulierte Zielvorgaben. Entgegen den gängigen Schulentwicklungskonzepten versucht der Band nicht die Dynamik der Schulentwicklung aus der Perspektive der Schulleitungssteams bzw. der Steuerungsgruppen zu begründen. Vielmehr rücken die theorie- und praxisorientierten Beiträge das pädagogische Kerngeschäft in den Mittelpunkt: die Lern-Lehr-Verhältnisse in der Lerngruppe.

Diakonisches Lernen

Author: Huldreich David Toaspern
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783862340415
Release Date: 2007-07-10
Genre: Fiction

In der Ausrichtung religiöser Bildung auf Erfahrung und Selbsttätigkeit hat sich das Lernen in der diakonischen Praxis als eine kompetenzfördernde Lernform bewährt. Das Buch fragt nach Ressourcen, die das Praxislernen bereithält, und zeigt Modelle für das Verstehen und Gestalten von diakonisch-sozialen Praxisprojekten auf. Den kognitionspsychologischen Ansatz vom situated learning macht der Autor für ein komplexes Verständnis der identitätsbildenden Wirkung des diakonischen Lernens nutzbar. Durchgängig verfolgt er die Frage nach dem christlichen Profil diakonischen Lernens.

Handbook of Psychology Educational Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471384062
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.

International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Author: David N. Aspin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401009164
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Education

Recent changes in the world effected by the transformations of information technology, globalisation, and the move towards a knowledge economy over the last thirty years have been as radical and fundamental as the changes resulting from the invention of the wheel and the printing press. We are now living in a new age in which the demands are so complex, so multifarious and so rapidly changing that the only way in which we shall be able to survive them is by committing to a process of individual, communal, and global learning throughout the lifespan of all of us. A number of international bodies and agencies have taken cognisance of these transformations and the demands they impose upon societies and communities of the twenty-first century and have developed and articulated policies intended to enable all citizens of the world in the twenty-first century to face these challenges. It is now a declared policy of many governments and international agencies that the only vehicle for such preparation is `education, education, education', and that preparing for the knowledge economy and the learning society of the future has to be a lifelong undertaking, an investment in the future that is not restricted merely to the domain of economic advancement but also to those of social inclusion and personal growth. Realising this, policy-makers across the international arena are grappling with the need to move from systems that emphasise education and training to the radically more unworked construct of lifelong learning. In this volume the editors and authors analyse, criticise, and rework the ideas, principles, and theories underpinning policies and programs of lifelong learning, re-interpreting them in the light of examples of `best practice' found in a range of educating institutions around the world. We believe that students of educational change and community development will find it useful and helpful to have available in this volume some of the most up-to-date thinking on the chief concepts, theories, and values of increasing policy interest in lifelong learning, together with a review of some significant examples of the different forms, focuses, and nexuses of thought and practice on this topic. All this enables us to offer some policy recommendations and practical suggestions as to ways forward in the endeavour to make lifelong learning a reality for all.

Education for Mathematics in the Workplace

Author: A. Bessot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306472268
Release Date: 2006-04-11
Genre: Education

This timely volume raises issues concerning the nature of school mathematics and mathematics at work, and the challenges of teaching valuable mathematics in school and providing appropriate training for a variety of careers. It offers lively commentaries on important `hot' topics: transferring knowledge and skill across contexts; ‘authentic mathematics’; comparability of different types of assessment; and analyses of research methods.

How Students Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309133036
Release Date: 2004-12-23
Genre: Education

How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the bestselling How People Learn. Now, these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in teaching history, science, and math topics at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. The book explores the importance of balancing students’ knowledge of historical fact against their understanding of concepts, such as change and cause, and their skills in assessing historical accounts. It discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. And it shows how to overcome the difficulties in teaching math to generate real insight and reasoning in math students. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities. How Students Learn offers a highly useful blend of principle and practice. It will be important not only to teachers, administrators, curriculum designers, and teacher educators, but also to parents and the larger community concerned about children’s education.

Modernisierung der Berufsbildung in Europa

Author: Holger Reinisch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663108368
Release Date: 2013-07-29
Genre: Social Science

Das Buch bietet einen Überblick zu aktuellen berufs- und wirtschaftspädagogischen Forschungen zur Modernisierung der Beruflichen Bildung in Europa.

Windows on Mathematical Meanings

Author: Richard Noss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400916968
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Education

This book challenges some of the conventional wisdoms on the learning of mathematics. The authors use the computer as a window onto mathematical meaning-making. The pivot of their theory is the idea of webbing, which explains how someone struggling with a new mathematical idea can draw on supportive knowledge, and reconciles the individual's role in mathematical learning with the part played by epistemological, social and cultural forces.

Teaching in Further Education

Author: L. B. Curzon
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441107046
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Education

Jonathan Tummons has sensitively updated Curzon's long-established Teaching in Further Education, ensuring that not only does this new edition provide the academically rigorous approach of previous editions but it also offers an up to date guide to current practice and research. Topics covered include: - Theories of learning - The teaching-learning process - Instructional techniques - Assessment and evaluation - Intelligence and ability This is the complete guide for those training to work in the Further Education sector.

Learning with Computers

Author: Paul Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134764716
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Psychology

Contrary to the belief that computers isolate users, Karen Littleton and Paul Light demonstrate that learning with computers is often a collaborative and social activity. Learning with Computers brings together a significant body of research that shows how working with others at the computer can be beneficial to learners of all ages, from the early school years to the highest levels of education. It also investigates factors such as gender that explain why some interactions are not as productive as others.