Learning and Everyday Life

Learning and Everyday Life

An incisive study of situated learning, analyzed through a critical theory of social practice as transformational change in everyday life.

Author: Jean Lave

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108480468

Category: Education

Page: 203

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An incisive study of situated learning, analyzed through a critical theory of social practice as transformational change in everyday life.
Categories: Education

The Ecology of Learning

The Ecology of Learning

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136536007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 236

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Linking Learning and Everyday Life

Linking Learning and Everyday Life

This report presents insights into adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) learning and teaching, based on in-depth research in college classes.

Author: Roz Ivanic

Publisher:

ISBN: 1905188161

Category: Adult education

Page: 50

View: 329

Categories: Adult education

Play Learning and Children s Development

Play  Learning  and Children s Development

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

ISBN: 9781107355309

Category: Psychology

Page:

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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.
Categories: Psychology

Critical Teaching and Everyday Life

Critical Teaching and Everyday Life

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

ISBN: 0226753581

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 769

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.
Categories: Education

Supporting Language Learning in Everyday Life

Supporting Language Learning in Everyday Life

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.

Author: Judith F. Duchan

Publisher: Singular

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063028355

Category: Education

Page: 207

View: 587

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
Categories: Education

Children Learning

Children Learning

Author: Jean W. Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1973067

Category: Child development

Page: 75

View: 149

Categories: Child development

Science Education for Everyday Life

Science Education for Everyday Life

This book provides a comprehensive overview of humanistic approaches to science.

Author: Glen S. Aikenhead

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807746347

Category: Education

Page: 186

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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.
Categories: Education

Gender and Everyday Life

Gender and Everyday Life

This book will be of great use and interest to students to gender studies, sociology and feminist theory.

Author: Mary Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134098323

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Cognition in Practice

Cognition in Practice

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

ISBN: 0521357349

Category: Mathematics

Page: 214

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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.
Categories: Mathematics

Justice in Everyday Life

Justice in Everyday Life

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

ISBN: 088177491X

Category: Religion

Page: 36

View: 857

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.
Categories: Religion

Learning

Learning

This volume deals with learning, how it occurs and under which circumstances.

Author: Gerhard Steiner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521478006

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

View: 894

This volume deals with learning, how it occurs and under which circumstances.
Categories: Psychology

Everyday Life the Civil War

Everyday Life the Civil War

All the while , you will learn how they dressed , how they were equipped , and
what they ate . You will also learn about innovations , or changes , in warfare that
impacted the daily lives of these young men . In Everyday Life : The Civil War ,
you ...

Author: Walter A. Hazen

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596471999

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 92

View: 979

Eleven fascinating historical articles (four or five pages long, and reproducible so teachers can hand them out to students) summarize main points and deliver colorful, memorable details about "everyday life" during the Civil War. Following each illustrated article, three or four reproducible worksheets test comprehension and spark deeper engagement through creative writing, arts and crafts projects, research starters, critical thought questions, what-if scenarios, and other activities. Topics include background and causes, advantages of each side, first battles, the leaders, the soldiers life, the home fronts, innovations, unusual facts (youthful, foreign, and female soldiers), African Americans, hospitals and prisons, and the aftermath. Grades 4-8. Suggested readings. Answer keys.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Psychology Applied to Everyday Life

Psychology Applied to Everyday Life

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

ISBN: 015506794X

Category: Psychology

Page: 546

View: 280

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.
Categories: Psychology

A Teachable Faith

A Teachable Faith

Regardless of their own life circumstances, readers come away with wisdom, direction and inspiration to strengthen their own relationship with Christ. This is Jennifer's second book describing her journey after 9/11.

Author: Jennifer Sands

Publisher: Olive Press (NJ)

ISBN: 0976796112

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 174

Jennifer Sands, a 9/11 widow, found herself at the crossroads of faith – remain bitter at God and the world or pick herself up, take a deep breath and move onward. She uses her own daily experiences during this remarkable faith journey to illustrate how to gain knowledge of God and build a committed relationship with Him through challenges. She shares what God has taught her through her struggles in a poignant yet lighthearted style. Regardless of their own life circumstances, readers come away with wisdom, direction and inspiration to strengthen their own relationship with Christ. This is Jennifer’s second book describing her journey after 9/11. Her first, A Tempered Faith, endorsed by Joni Eareckson Tada and Phillip Yancey chronicles her emotional and spiritual journey in the first year after the terrorist attacks.
Categories: Religion

The Brave Learner

The Brave Learner

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

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525505006

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 207

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.
Categories: Education

English Now

English Now

Author: Owain Mckimm

Publisher:

ISBN: 9863181110

Category: English language

Page:

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Categories: English language

Empowerment in Everyday Life

Empowerment in Everyday Life

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: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853023825

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 475

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.
Categories: Education

Learning and Teaching Mathematics

Learning and Teaching Mathematics

In contrast, elementary mathematics was created by many unnamed people in
many different places in the world and local communities still have their own
informal mathematics related to their everyday and professional lives (for
example, see ...

Author: Terezinha Nunes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0863774555

Category: Education

Page: 443

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A collection of papers on the theory that mathematics is a form of intelligent problem solving which plays an important part in children's lives outside the classroom as well as in it.
Categories: Education