In this insightful book, John Blewitt explores the possibilities for developing a sustainable society through 'lifelong learning' that is, learning that happens in everyday environments and activities as diverse as shopping, community, ...
Author: John Blewitt
Category: Business & Economics
Your house is flooded by 'unseasonal' heavy rain. What do you learn from this experience? Do you shrug your shoulders and call your insurer? Or do you choose to learn about climate change, switch to renewable energy and lobby politicians? In this insightful book, John Blewitt explores the possibilities for developing a sustainable society through 'lifelong learning' that is, learning that happens in everyday environments and activities as diverse as shopping, community, 'edutainment', information and communication technology, the internet, broadcasting, people's experience of place and space, green building, social networks and consumer culture. Drawing on a range of sociological, anthropological and educational studies as well as new research, The Ecology of Learning is ideal for educators, teachers, corporate trainers and consultants working to integrate environmental education, sustainability and innovation in non-traditional learning situations. The coverage is extensive, with an accessible but informed engagement with both theory and practice and a wide range of examples. Throughout, the voices, stories and experiences of many people are used to illustrate the ways people may reshape our understanding of learning and sustainability.
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.
This book explores the dynamics in children's everyday lives as they move between school and the family, with particular consideration of how children's motives change in response to new challenges.
Author: Mariane Hedegaard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book explores the dynamics in children's everyday lives as they move between school and the family, with particular consideration of how children's motives change in response to new challenges. Professors Mariane Hedegaard and Marilyn Fleer follow four children, two from Australia and two from Denmark, over a twelve-month period. Using these case studies, they show how children's everyday activities, play, and the demands of both family and educational contexts influence their learning and development. The authors contribute to a sociocultural theory formulation that includes the child's perspective in cultural historical contexts. Their approach yields insights that transcend specific nationalities, cultures, and socioeconomic situations. The analysis shows not just how children's family life shapes their experiences in school, but how schools influence and shape their lives at home.
Rather than a mimetic or copy view of learning , the situated pragmatics view
argued here is that children must ... child can make better sense of and be more
included in everyday life situations — the ultimate goal of any intervention
Author: Judith F. Duchan
Introduces a situated pragmatics approach to teaching school- aged children language, drawing on principles and findings from similar approaches long used with toddlers. Duchan (communicative disorders and sciences, State U. of New York) reviews the history of pragmatics, them explores how everyday situations can be used to help children acquire language. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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.
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.
Modeled after the callings of the United Methodist Social Principles, this course delves deeper into existing issues surrounding matters of faith and practices.
Author: Howard Mason
Publisher: Discipleship Resources
Modeled after the callings of the United Methodist Social Principles, this course delves deeper into existing issues surrounding matters of faith and practices. Justice in Everyday Life encourages lay speakers to examine the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. In this course participants will learn how to expand their network of support; deepen their practice of means of grace; identify and work through resistance to change; analyze their congregation and community; understand, form, and nurture partnerships; and create a climate of hospitality.
Would Learning To Use the Services of a Bank Be Helpful ? ( pp . 113 , 114 in
text ) I. PURPOSE To point out the services rendered by banks and the different
features of checks and deposit slips . II . GENERAL PROCEDURE The business
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.
Higher education in an era of digital competition: Emerging organizational
models. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2(1), 66–95. Harvey, D. (
2003). The right to the city. International Journal of Urban and Regional
Research, 27(4), ...
Author: Angela Storey
The Everyday Life of Urban Inequality explores urban inequality through detailed case studies. By focusing on situated experiences of displacement, belonging, and difference, the contributors to this edited collection demonstrate the power of multidisciplinary ethnographic research to illustrate how inequalities affect city residents worldwide.--Anru Lee, John Jay College, CUNY
In this [book, the author] creates a personalized, interactive environment focused not only on psychological theory and research in the field, in the lab, and online, but on the practical applications available to [one] everyday.
Author: Rick M. Gardner
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
In this [book, the author] creates a personalized, interactive environment focused not only on psychological theory and research in the field, in the lab, and online, but on the practical applications available to [one] everyday. What accounts for achievement in one individual but not in another? What are the influences of the media on modern violence and political aggression? on personal attraction, the changing nature of the family, and individual health? Readers are encouraged to think critically, to analyze, and to challenge their own misconceptions. -Back cover.
Educational Resources. "Learning Modules. Libraries. Recreation. Teaching
Methods. Transportation. Travel Identifiers—Automobiles. Learning for Everyday Living, *Life Skills, Project DECIDE This module. Community Resources. is one
This book takes a unique approach to empowerment, starting by examining the lives and relationships of people with learning disabilities, their families and friends.
Author: Paul Ramcharan
Publisher: Readers Digest
This book takes a unique approach to empowerment, starting by examining the lives and relationships of people with learning disabilities, their families and friends. Questions are then asked about how policy making, service provision and state legislation might be implemented in ways which would provide for an empowered life and lifestyle.
when it comes time for you to guide your life into directions that you value—
dealing effectively with excesses or deficits—the behavior principles about learning will help you far more than the medical model can. The shift from the
Author: John D. Baldwin
Category: Behaviorism (Psychology)
The text provides a comprehensive review of the major principles of behavior in operand conditioning. Pavlovian conditioning, social learning theory, and cognitive behaviorism. The text's strength is its emphasis on understanding behavior principles and their applications through everyday, life examples rather than experiments.
In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, even ...
Author: Julie Bogart
Publishers Weekly bestseller · A joyful and accessible homeschool guide to making learning a part of everyday life Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards? In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school. Enchantment is about ease, not striving. Bogart shows parents how to make room for surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure in their family's routine, so they can create an environment that naturally moves learning forward. If a child wants to pick up a new hobby or explore a subject area that the parent knows little about, it's easy to simply say "no" to end the discussion and the parental discomfort, while dousing their child's curious spark. Bogart gently invites parents to model brave learning for their kids so they, too, can approach life with curiosity, joy, and the courage to take learning risks.