This book provides a comprehensive overview of humanistic approaches to science.
Author: Glen S. Aikenhead
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This book provides a comprehensive overview of humanistic approaches to science. Approaches that connect students to broader human concerns in their everyday life and culture. Glen Aikenhead, an expert in the field of culturally sensitive science education, summarizes major worldwide historical findings; focuses on present thinking; and offers evidence in support of classroom practice. This highly accessible text covers curriculum policy, teaching materials, teacher orientations, teacher education, student learning, culture studies, and future research.
The varied and extensive efforts involved in this are systematically overlooked in therapy research. The book shines important new light on processes of personal change and learning in practice.
Author: Ole Dreier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Psychotherapy in Everyday Life shows how clients employ therapy in their daily lives. The varied and extensive efforts involved in this are systematically overlooked in therapy research. The book shines important new light on processes of personal change and learning in practice. More generally speaking, it launches a theory of personhood based on how persons conduct their everyday lives in social practice. This approach and many of the book's findings are of immediate relevance for understanding other fields of expert practice.
Therefore, good pedagogy, like everyday living, consists of making present our entire selves. Gudorf (1992), for example, acknowledges individuals as “whole persons” who, unlike objects, cannot and should not be compartmentalized (p.
Author: Canadian Commission for UnescoPublish On: 2002-01-01
An ecological education sets itself the task of sensitizing individuals and communities to these global issues as well as of seeking the resources for dealing with them effectively and sustainably in everyday life .
Author: Canadian Commission for Unesco
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Western and Arab researchers look at adult education, and discuss how an ecological approach to education, focussing on the cultural traditions and natural environments of communities, can be more useful than education in specialized institutions.
In this unique book on education, Shor develops teaching theory side-by-side with a political analysis of schooling.
Author: Ira Shor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In this unique book on education, Shor develops teaching theory side-by-side with a political analysis of schooling. Drawing on the work of Paulo Freire, he offers the first practical and theoretical guide to Freirean methods for American classrooms. Central to his method is a commitment to learning through dialogue and to exploring themes from everyday life. He poses alienation and mass culture as key obstacles to learning, and establishes critical literacy as a foundation for studying any subject.
This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2018, held in Oulu, Finland, in September 2018.
Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu
This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2018, held in Oulu, Finland, in September 2018. The 58 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 241 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of information literacy and focus on information literacy in everyday life. They are organized in the following topical sections: information literacy in different contexts of everyday life; information literacy, active citizenship and community engagement; information literacy, health and well-being; workplace information literacy and employability; information literacy research and information literacy in theoretical context; information seeking and information behavior; information literacy for different groups in different cultures and countries; information literacy for different groups in different cultures and countries; information literacy instruction; information literacy and aspects of education; data literacy and reserach data management; copyright literacy; information literacy and lifelong learning.
Seen from the standpoint of the learners, Holzkamp explains, learning is an inherent part of the ongoing activities of everyday living. In more or less every aspect of our conduct of life, we see, experience, do and recognize things in ...
Author: Ernst Schraube
Psychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life moves psychological theory and research practice out of the laboratory and into the everyday world. Drawing on recent developments across the social and human sciences, it examines how people live as active subjects within the contexts of their everyday lives, using this as an analytical basis for understanding the dilemmas and contradictions people face in contemporary society. Early chapters gather the latest empirical research to explore the significance of context as a cross-disciplinary critical tool; they include a study of homeless Māori men reaffirming their cultural identity via gardening, and a look at how the dilemmas faced by children in difficult situations can provide insights into social conflict at school. Later chapters examine the interplay between everyday life around the world and contemporary global phenomena such as the rise of the debt economy, the hegemony of the labor market, and the increased reliance on digital technology in educational settings. The book concludes with a consideration of how social psychology can deepen our understanding of how we conduct our lives, and offer possibilities for collective work on the resolution of social conflict.
Author: Kiersten Renee BaughmanPublish On: 2018-07-18
The rich examples throughout the text make the material high-interest and engaging for readers.
Author: Kiersten Renee Baughman
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
The Psychology of Learning: Everyday Life Applications introduces readers to fundamental theories and concepts about how learning occurs. Concise, practical, and easy to understand, the text features topics that are relevant and relatable, and skillfully employs scenarios to show how theories and concepts apply in real-world learning situations. Students will explore the nature of learning, classical and operant conditioning, the impact of reinforcement on learning, the role of self control and adherence to rules, and the power of others' influence on learning. Chapters include clear objectives to support student focus, lists of key terms to facilitate comprehension and test preparation, discussion questions, and application opportunities. The rich examples throughout the text make the material high-interest and engaging for readers. Designed to be a fresh and accessible alternative to standard academically-focused texts on learning, The Psychology of Learning is ideal for courses in education, including special or early childhood education, and the psychology of learning.
... or disciplinary locations , pedagogy is fundamental to our everyday work in academia , much as it has been a central feature of all our lives in the shaping of our knowledge and identities . Teaching / learning encounters begin in ...
Author: Carmen Luke
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
Investigates the invisible and/or taken-for-granted places where lessons on gender and identity are translated to girls and women.
There are several reasons to start learning ICT. The reasons may be individual and they often differ very much from person to person. They can be related with everyday life, entertainment, social activity, access to information, ...
Author: Mesquita, Anabela
Publisher: IGI Global
An increasing amount of research is being developed in the area where technology and humans meet. The success or failure of technologies and the question whether technology helps humans to fulfill their goals or whether it hinders them is in most cases not a technical one. User Perception and Influencing Factors of Technology in Everyday Life addresses issues of human and technology interaction. The research in this work is interdisciplinary, ranging from more technical subjects such as computer science, engineering, and information systems, to non-technical descriptions of technology and human interaction from the point of view of sociology or philosophy. This book is perfect for academics, researchers, and professionals alike as it presents a set of theories that allow us to understand the interaction of technology and humans and to put it to practical use.
This process of learning to do gender has to take account of what kind of body you have, but is not determined by it. ... to howpeople learn about how to be feminine or masculineand apply what they learn in living their everyday lives.
Author: Mary Holmes
Category: Social Science
Why are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just biological organisms, but as people shaped by their everyday social world. Examining how gender has been understood and lived in the past; and how it is understood and done differently by different cultures and groups within cultures; Mary Holmes considers the strengths and limitations of different ways of thinking and learning to ‘do’ gender. Key sociological and feminist ideas about gender are covered from Christine Pisan to Mary Wollstonecraft; and from symbolic interactionism to second wave feminism through to the work of Judith Butler. Gender and Everyday Life illustrates gender with a range of familiar and contemporary examples: everything from nineteenth century fashions in China and Britain, to discussions of what Barbie can tell us about gender in America, to the lives of working women in Japan. This book will be of great use and interest to students to gender studies, sociology and feminist theory.
This is one of the few books to bring together evidence across the very wide spectrum of humdrum activity that constitutes the everyday uses of memory.
Author: G.M. Davies
The last decade has seen a major growth in research on how memory is used in everyday life. This volume represents a reaction to traditional laboratory-bound studies of the first half of the century which sought to identify the fundamental principles of learning and memory through the use of materials and methods totally divorced from the real world. The new wave of memory research has had considerable success in charting how memory develops, the role it plays in educational and social skills and the impact of memory impairment on mental life. The current volume consists of authoritative reviews of this emerging area linked to comment and criticism from major researchers in the field. Contrasted, probably for the first time, are two major styles of research in applied memory research: The naturalistic approach, which has sought to study memory in everyday environments, using actual experiences from people's lives as the raw data from which to derive more general principles, and the applied cognitive approach, whereby theories and methods are developed using orthodox laboratory techniques which are then validated by applying them directly to real phenomena. This is one of the few books to bring together evidence across the very wide spectrum of humdrum activity that constitutes the everyday uses of memory.
Positive Psychology in Practice explores: Research, new theoretical frameworks, and how positive psychology can contribute to health, happiness, and human flourishing Practical applications of positive psychology from the clinical and ...
Author: Stephen Joseph
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.
Dorte Kousholt is Associate Professor at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research interests concern children and families' everyday lives, and children's communities in and across different institutional ...
Author: Mariane Hedegaard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
Written by a team of international contributors and featuring case studies from a range of educational settings in Australia, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, this edited book is the first in the field of early childhood and youth studies to draw on Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory to give insights into transitions in childhood, what they are and how they are differently experienced. Transitions are explored holistically so the chapters not only focus on the person transitioning but also the institutions in which the person is transitioning from and to, with a focus on schools and daycare. The contributors look at how societal values and policies impact these transitions and comparison are drawn between international settings. The book includes chapters on expatriate families, immigrant children, home-school transitions, the role of play and communities. Through interviews, case studies and the analysis of empirical material from fieldwork, Children's Transitions in Everyday Life and Institutions reflects on the best ways to engage children so that they may emerge as competent actors in their new settings and transition well.
The book will appeal to anthropologists, for its novel theory of the relation of cognition to culture and context; to cognitive scientists and educational theorists; and to the 'plain folks' who form its subject, and who will recognize ...
Author: Jean Lave
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Most previous research on human cognition has focused on problem-solving, and has confined its investigations to the laboratory. As a result, it has been difficult to account for complex mental processes and their place in culture and history. In this startling - indeed, disco in forting - study, Jean Lave moves the analysis of one particular form of cognitive activity, - arithmetic problem-solving - out of the laboratory into the domain of everyday life. In so doing, she shows how mathematics in the 'real world', like all thinking, is shaped by the dynamic encounter between the culturally endowed mind and its total context, a subtle interaction that shapes 1) Both tile human subject and the world within which it acts. The study is focused on mundane daily, activities, such as grocery shopping for 'best buys' in the supermarket, dieting, and so on. Innovative in its method, fascinating in its findings, the research is above all significant in its theoretical contributions. Have offers a cogent critique of conventional cognitive theory, turning for an alternative to recent social theory, and weaving a compelling synthesis from elements of culture theory, theories of practice, and Marxist discourse. The result is a new way of understanding human thought processes, a vision of cognition as the dialectic between persons-acting, and the settings in which their activity is constituted. The book will appeal to anthropologists, for its novel theory of the relation of cognition to culture and context; to cognitive scientists and educational theorists; and to the 'plain folks' who form its subject, and who will recognize themselves in it, a rare accomplishment in the modern social sciences.
Analyzing this dialectic, the focus has been on learning processes with the help of life-history perspectives and a kind of media archaeology, following objects and practices over time. To research such learning processes, ...
Author: Billy Ehn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
The numerous tasks and routines that shape our daily existence can seem mundane, even invisible—and yet they play an extremely powerful role in structuring and reproducing society. Exploring Everyday Life casts light on these so-called trivialities, serving as both a guide to the invisible world of the everyday and an instruction manual for first-time explorers. Ehn, Lofgren, and Wilk demonstrate how to use a broad array of ethnographic tools to discover, map, and document new and unexplored territories and guide readers through the process of cultural analysis. Their concrete examples shed light on how a study or paper assignment can evolve and point to how cultural analysis of everyday life can be practically applied in business, government, and other arenas outside of academia.