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: Taylor & Francis
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.
13. Children's. Everyday. Life. in. Families. and across into School The aim of the
book has been to introduce a wholeness approach for analyzing the influence of
transcending to school on children's development. We wanted an approach that ...
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.
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 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.
This book will be of great use and interest to students to gender studies, sociology and feminist theory.
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.
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
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 ,
Author: Walter A. Hazen
Publisher: Good Year Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
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.
1. Everyday. Life. and. Learning. Jean. Lave. Introduction. There are two points to
be developed in this chapter. One is that when learning and everyday life are
characterized together as about knowledge and its acquisition, the relation ...
Author: Patricia Murphy
Longstanding cultural heritages about the nature of knowledge continue to dominate Western education. Yet the ways of knowing represented through teaching and workplace practices, including assessment, and their relationship to views of learning, are often ignored in debates about learning. This book provides a rich collection of readings that challenge traditional understandings of knowledge and the view of mind that underpins them. It offers socioculturally informed alternatives and tools for innovating change and transforming practice that value different ways of knowing, embracing those that learners bring to educational and workplace settings. The book takes forward thinking about curriculum in a number of unique and important ways. It adopts a relational view of learning and knowledge, covers educational and workplace learning, and examines knowledge from a sociocultural perspective where learner identities are conceived as forms of competency or knoweldge. It presents challenging ways of thinking about knowledge and learning and considers how to enact these in practice. Drawing from the international literature, this book will be essential reading for students of curriculum, learning and assessment in all sectors from primary to further and higher education. It is suitable as a core text for masters and taught doctorate programmes. It will also be of interest to a wide range of professionals involved with the processes of curriculum, learning and the practice of teaching and assessment. It will be relevant to those in work-based and professional education and training and informal educationsl settings, as well as traditional educational institutions at all levels. A unique collection in a field that is underrepresented, it will also be of interest to an academic audience.
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.
This is the perspective that will be pursued inthischapterwith respecttofractions.
Fractions evolve from everyday experience of fair sharing. However, fractions
offer a model that does not reflect real life exactly. To use fractions as a model,
Author: Terezinha Nunes
Publisher: Psychology Press
Newly available in paperback, this volume contends that mathematics is a form of intelligent problem solving which plays an important part in children's lives. It also includes recent research on teaching and learning mathematics.
CHAPTER 3 Communication as Behavior We Learn Our communication system
is not something we invent but rather ... We can speak of children being "inducted
" into the use of appropriate symbols for our culture, much as we speak of adults ...
Author: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
(This book) is a clearly written and well-documented review of social communication theory, and an alternative to texts which focus primarily on the psychology of interpersonal communication and tend to exclude the social perspective on understanding interpersonal communication. Leeds-Hurwitz provides a welcome addition to introductory texts on the study of human communication. (This) is for teachers who have searched for an introductory textbook which presents a comprehensive argument for a social interactionist perspective on communication in a way understandable to students. Most refreshing is that Leeds-Hurwitz does not talk down to the reader, integrates (not just cites) original sources, and illustrates the concepts with ethnographic research.... Mark Kuhn, University of Maine, Orono in Communication Education
Regional cerebral blood flow (RCBF) in developmental dyslexia: Activation
during reading in a surface and deep dyslexic. Journal of Learning Disabilities 20
, 294-300. Johnson, D. J. (1987). Adults with learning disabilities: Clinical studies.
Author: David E. Tupper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
For a period of some fifteen years following completion of my internship training in clinical psychology (1950-1951) at the Washington University School of Medicine and my concurrent successful navigation through that school's neuroanatomy course, clinical work in neuropsychology for me and the psychologists of my generation consisted almost exclusively of our trying to help our physician colleagues differentiate patients with neurologic disorders from those with psychiatric disorders. In time, experience led all of us from the several disciplines involved in this enterprise to the conclusion that the crude diagnostic techniques available to us circa 1945-1965 had garnered little valid information on which to base such complex, differential diagnostic decisions. It now is gratifying to look back and review the remarkable progress that has occurred in the field of clinical neuropsychology in the four decades since I was a graduate student. In the late 1940s such pioneers as Ward Halstead, Alexander Luria, George Yacorzynski, Hans-Lukas Teuber, and Arthur Benton already were involved in clinical studies that, by the late 1960s, would markedly have improved the quality of clinical practice. However, the only psychological tests that the clinical psychologist of my immediate post Second Wodd War generation had as aids for the diagnosis of neurologically based conditions involving cognitive deficit were such old standbys as the Wechsler-Bellevue, Rorschach, Draw A Person, Bender Gestalt, and Graham Kendall Memory for Designs Test.
Author: Alfred S. PosamentierPublish On: 2018-08-21
If you think of mathematics as a series of pointless classroom exercises without much relevance to real life, this book will change your mind.
Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Two experienced math educators help the average reader discover not only the everyday usefulness of math but the fun that comes from mastering the basics of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and more. If you think of mathematics as a series of pointless classroom exercises without much relevance to real life, this book will change your mind. As the authors show, math is deeply embedded in almost every aspect of daily life--from managing your personal finances, making consumer purchases, and sharpening your computational skills, to learning to apply mathematical concepts that will give you a better grasp of both ordinary and extraordinary events and help you better appreciate the world we live in. With some basic geometry under your belt, you'll discover that there is an optimal point on a soccer field from which to shoot a goal. And you'll be more clever with the gears of a bike. If you like to play cards or go to the casino, knowing something about probability will give you an edge. You'll also have an enhanced understanding of the "whispering effect" inside the Capitol rotunda, why a car's headlights are so bright, and even why sewer covers are round. After reading this entertaining and instructive book, you'll come away with a whole new awareness of how elegantly mathematics explains everyday experiences and observations--from present day items to classical art and architecture.
Students' Everyday Use of Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools and Use within Moodle
Lasma Ulmane-Ozolina*, Vineta Kulmane, and Marina Kazakevica ... The idea is
to transmit the students' everyday life skills with Web 2.0 in the learning activities.
Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
It is a great pleasure to share with you the Springer CCIS 111 proceedings of the Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society––WSKS 2010––that was organized by the International Scientific Council for the Knowledge Society, and supported by the Open Research Society, NGO, (http://www.open-knowledge-society.org) and the Int- national Journal of the Knowledge Society Research, (http://www.igi-global.com/ijksr), and took place in Aquis Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel, on Corfu island, Greece, September 22–24, 2010. The Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2010) was an inter- tional scientific event devoted to promoting the dialogue on the main aspects of the knowledge society towards a better world for all. The multidimensional economic and social crisis of the last couple years brings to the fore the need to discuss in depth new policies and strategies for a human-centric developmental process in the global c- text. This annual summit brings together key stakeholders of knowledge society dev- opment worldwide, from academia, industry, government, policy makers, and active citizens to look at the impact and prospects of it information technology, and the knowledge-based era it is creating, on key facets of living, working, learning, innovating, and collaborating in today’s hyper-complex world.
Author: Lonnie Hudspeth, Ph.D.Publish On: 2013-11-14
When your growth and development is arrested, you must learn the lessons that
restart your development. In either case, there's something for you to learn. For
example, you learn what not to do again from the consequences of your wrong ...
Author: Lonnie Hudspeth, Ph.D.
Deep down, you yearn to do something more with your life. You fear your life won’t be a success unless you discover and do whatever that ‘something’ is. You sense the universe gently nudges you towards your destiny, but you only pick up a clue here and there. The Divine Intelligence Governing Everyday Life (“the DIGEL”) is active in your daily life experiences providing you such clues to teach you your growth lessons and guide you to realize your potential success and life destiny. It reveals your growth lessons to you through your interpersonal relationships and life experiences. Through applying the Five Guiding Principles, you can learn these lessons from the DIGEL, if and when you’re willing to do so. These Guiding Principles will help you: recognize the DIGEL when it’s trying to teach you, figure out its messages, and use it as a guide to learn your lessons. However, you have to directly experience the DIGEL for yourself to really get to know it. Experiencing it for the first time is like waking up from a dream. As a result, your life changes forever. You become conscious of an aspect of life that is interesting, engaging, stimulating and fun. This book invites you to get to know the DIGEL as your teacher and guide. The 7 Truths and 5 Guiding Principles provided, if followed, will help you position yourself to directly experience the DIGEL. While you’re learning from the DIGEL, you’ll experience lots of excitement, delight, and happiness. Also, the DIGEL will connect you to a greater source. Your awareness of this connection will give you a sense of meaning, purpose, direction, and unlimited possibilities.