Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction

A Conversation

Author: Thomas M. Duffy,David H. Jonassen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136612270

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This book is about the implications of constructivism for instructional design practices, and more importantly, it is about a dialogue between instructional developers and learning theorists. Working with colleagues in each discipline, the editors were amazed to find a general lack of familiarity with each others' work. From an instructional design perspective, it seems that the practice of instructional design must be based on some conception of how people learn and what it means to learn. From a learning theory perspective, it seems obvious that the value of learning theory rests in the ability to predict the impact of alternative learning environments or instructional practices on what is learned. Thus the interchange of ideas between these disciplines is essential. As a consequence of both the information rich environment and the technological capability, business is seen moving away from a fixed curriculum and toward providing information and instruction when it is needed. These changes bring about a window of opportunity establishing a dialogue that will provide for a richer understanding of learning and the instructional environment required to achieve that learning. The editors hope that this book is the beginning of the conversation and that it will serve to spur continued conversation between those involved in learning theory and those involved in the design of instruction.

Situated Cognition

Social, Semiotic, and Psychological Perspectives

Author: David Kirshner,James Anthony Whitson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805820379

Category: Education

Page: 323

View: 2038

This volume contributes to discourse about repositioning situated cognition theory within the broader supporting disciplines and to resolving the problematics addressed within the book. There is a cumulative vision to this work - its theme that the notion of the individual in situated cognition theory needs to be fundamentally reformulated. No theoretical reconfiguration of the social world or social practices can overcome an individual cast in the dualist tradition. This reformulation probes the physiological, psychoanalytic, and semiotic constitution of persons. Chapter authors cover a wide range of topics related to the central themes of the book.

Discrimination American Style

Institutional Racism and Sexism

Author: Joe R. Feagin,Clairece Booher Feagin

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780898749151

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 703

Why, and how, are some people -- women, blacks, and other minorities -- discriminated against? The answers to these questions are important because an understanding of the causes and operation of discrimination is essential to finding effective ways to counteract and eradicate discrimination from our society. While the popular view holds that prejudice and bigotry lie behind racist and sexist discrimination, this book goes beyond that view to expose other roots of the problem that are more subtle and difficult to combat. The authors describe in detail the mechanics and effects of institutionalized discrimination in employment, housing, health and social services, education, politics, and the courts.

New Public Management

Current Trends and Future Prospects

Author: Kathleen McLaughlin,Ewan Ferlie,Stephen Osborne P

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134544146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 7965

The UK has played a pivotal role in the development of New Public Management (NPM). This book offers an original, comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of the impact of the New Public Management in the UK, and situates these analyses in a broader comparative perspective. Its chapters consider: competing typologies of NPM issues of professionalism within NPM debates on social exclusion and equity the role of different research approaches in evaluating NPM the evolving nature of NPM and impact of modernisation evaluations of NPM in mainland Europe, North America, Africa and the developing World, Australia, and Pacific-Asia. Leading authorities from around the world present evaluations of current thinking in NPM and highlight the challenges which will shape future development and research approaches. New Public Management presents a timely and constructive overview of the nature and impact of the NPM and offers important lessons for public management across the world.

The Divorce and Divorce Therapy Handbook

Author: Martin R. Textor

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780876688465

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 380

View: 556

The Divorce and Divorce Therapy Handbook presents the most important findings on divorce, as well as the rich variety of therapeutic approaches that have been developed. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this is a comprehensive handbook for all mental health professionals, therapists, and counselors who have to deal with the multitude of problems associated with divorce and remarriage.

Cities in a World Economy

Author: Saskia Sassen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506362605

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 3981

Cities in a World Economy, Fifth Edition examines the emergence of global cities as a new social formation. As sites of rapid and widespread developments in the areas of finance, information and people, global cities lie at the core of the major processes of globalization. The book reflects the most current data available and explores recent debates such as the role of cities in mitigating environmental problems, the global refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States

Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

New Directions

Author: Steven Vertovec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317989309

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6737

The field of anthropology of migration and multiculturalism is booming. Throughout its hundred-odd year history, studies of migration and diverse or ‘plural’ societies have arguably been both marginal and central to the discipline of Anthropology. However, recent years have witnessed the rapid growth of anthropological studies concerning these topics. This has particularly been the case since the 1970s, when anthropologists developed a keen interest in the subject of ethnicity, especially in post-migration communities. Since the 1990s, migrant transnationalism has become one of the most fashionable topics. There is still much to do in research and theory surrounding this field, not least with regard to contemporary public debates around multiculturalism, immigration and ‘integration’ policy. This book presents essays pointing toward a number of possible new directions – both theoretical and methodological – for anthropological inquiry into migration and multiculturalism, including innovative ways of examining diversity discourses, urban conditions, social complexities, scales of analysis, transnational marriages, entangled politics and interwoven cultures. This book was published as a special issue of the Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775983

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 1064

One of the most enduring and controversial issues in American education concerns the place of individual beliefs and moral standards in the classroom. Noddings argues that public schools should address the fundamental questions that teenagers inevitably rasie about the nature, value and meaning of life (and death), and to do so across the curriculum without limiting such existential and metaphysical discussions to separate religion, philosophy or even history classes. Explorations of the existence of a God or gods, and the value and validity of religious belief for societies or individuals, she writes “whether they are initiated by students or teachers, should be part of the free exchange of human concerns—a way in which people share their awe, doubts, fears, hopes, knowledge and ignorance.” Such basic human concerns, Noddings maintains, are relevant to nearly every subject and should be both non-coercive and free from academic evalution. “Nel Noddings probes the many ways in which children’s questions about God and gods, existence, and the meaning of life can and should be integrated into life in classrooms and the real world of the public schools.” —From the Foreword “This is a rich and sensitive book that will give teachers, administrators, parents, philosophers of education—any concerned citizen—the basis for more substantial discussion and concrete proposals.” —Free Inquiry “Impressive in its sweep of possibilities for exploration in the school curriculum and teacher education.” —Educational Theory

Intercountry Adoption

A Multinational Perspective

Author: Howard Altstein,Rita James Simon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275932879

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

View: 7237

This volume's contributors describe the experiences of foreign born adoptees and their families in such countries as the United States, Canada, Norway, West Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel. They provide a brief history of intercountry adoption; specify rules and procedures employed in various countries; and evaluate pros and cons in the seven nations. The contributors discuss each country's formal statutes on transracial and intercountry adoption, and describe the organizations and/or social movements advocating such adoptions as well as those opposing them. Altstein and Simon conclude with a summary based on case studies on the successes and failures of intercountry adoption.

Helping Families with Special Problems

Author: Martin R. Textor

Publisher: Jason Aronson


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 234

View: 5782

Therapeutic approaches for the treatment of families with members who suffer with significant emotional and behavioral disturbances have been developing rapidly. This volume makes available to both individual and family therapists the most effective clinical techniques for helping families with members exhibiting such problems as schizophrenia, acting out, depression, hysteria, phobia, personality disorder, childish behavior, learning disorder, drug abuse, psychosomatic illness, sexual dysfunction, physical disability, disease, and terminal illness; and for helping the divorcing, divorced, or remarried family. Each contributor considers the relevant knowledge concerning pathogenic mechanisms and pathological characteristics of one or more family types and describes the different family therapy approaches used to treat them.

European perspectives on learning at work

the acquisition of work process knowledge

Author: Martin Fischer,Nicholas Charles Boreham,Barry Nyhan,European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Publisher: European Communities

ISBN: 9789289602730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 4596

Recoge: 1.Introduction and overview - 2.Individual and organisational dimensions of work process knowledge - 3.Explicit and implicit learning at work - 4.Learning at work: obstacles and opportunities - 5.Analysis of work process knowledge for teaching and learning - 6.Design of curricula and work process knowledge - 7.Policy issues.

Symbolic Construction of Community

Author: Anthony P. Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134947488

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 2619

Anthony Cohen makes a distinct break with earlier approaches to the study of community, which treated the subject in largely structural terms. His view is interpretive and experiential, seeing the community as a cultural field with a complex of symbols whose meanings vary among its members. He delineates a concept applicable to local and ethnic communities through which people see themselves as belonging to society. The emphasis on boundary is sensitive to the circumstances in which people become aware of the implications of belonging to a community, and describes how they symbolise and utilise these boundaries to give substance to their values and identities.

Ethics and Education (Routledge Revivals)

Author: R. S. Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317494784

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 2599

First published in 1966, this book was written to serve as an introductory textbook in the philosophy of education, focusing on ethics and social philosophy. It presents a distinctive point of view both about education and ethical theory and arrived at a time when education was a matter of great public concern. It looks at questions such as ‘What do we actually mean by education?’ and provides a proper ethical foundation for education in a democratic society. The book will appeal to both teachers and students of philosophy as well as education.

Virtue Ethics and Moral Education

Author: David Carr,Jan Steutel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134697376

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3092

This collection of original essays on virtue ethics and moral education seeks to fill this gap in the recent literature of moral education, combining broader analyses with detailed coverage of: * the varieties of virtue * weakness and integrity * relativism and rival traditions * means and methods of educating the virtues The rare collaboration of professional ethical theorists and educational philosophers provides a ground-breaking work and an exciting new focus in a growing area of research.

Hermeneutics and the Humanities

Dialogues with Hans-Georg Gadamer

Author: Madeleine Kasten,Herman Paul,Rico Sneller

Publisher: LUP Academic


Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 4451

Hans-Georg Gadamer's "Wahrheit und Methode" (1960) is one of the most influential books on interpretation to have appeared in the past half century. Scholars across the humanties have applied, discussed, and criticized its hermeneutical insights. This volume aims to continue this conversation between hermeneutics and the humanities, but also tries to map Gadamer's influence on the humanties so far. In which domains of study has "Wahrheit und Methode" made its greatest impact? Where and for which reasons have other disciplines hardly engaged with Gadamer's work? In a more pragmatic sense, the volume also suggests possibilities for further interaction between Gadamer and the humanities.

Handbook on Peace Education

Author: Gavriel Salomon,Ed Cairns

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136874518

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

View: 3184

This handbook encompasses a range of disciplines that underlie the field of peace education and provides the rationales for the ways it is actually carried out . The discipline is a composite of contributions from a variety of disciplines ranging from social psychology to philosophy and from communication to political science. That is, peace education is an applied subject which is practiced in differing ways, but must always be firmly based on a range of established empirical disciplines. The volume is structured around contributions from expert scholars in various fields that underpin peace education, plus contributions from experts in applying peace education in a range of settings, all complemented by chapters which deal with issues related to research and evaluation of peace education.

Talks to teachers

a festschrift for N.L. Gage

Author: Nathaniel Lees Gage,David C. Berliner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College


Category: Education

Page: 411

View: 7475

Living (with) Borders

Identity Discourses on East-West Borders in Europe

Author: Ulrike Hanna Meinhof

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754609438

Category: History

Page: 149

View: 8799

"This book focuses on the complex cultural identities of people who live in communities that straddle the border that stretches from the Adriatic to the Baltic Sea. The macro world of politics - the outcome of the Second World War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and of Yugoslavia - imposed major social, political and economic changes for each of three generations of people currently living in these communities." "A consortium of researchers from the countries in question conducted fieldwork and interviews with members of such three-generation families. All used identical and innovative methods of research and data evaluation. The results unearth an astounding wealth of data relating to people's everyday experiences, their memories of the past, and their understanding of and feelings about 'the others' across the border."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved