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Innovations In Learning

Author : Leona Schauble
ISBN : 9781136491986
Genre : Education
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This volume documents the growth of a new kind of interdisciplinary teamwork that is evolving among practitioners, researchers, teacher educators, and community partners. Its premise: the design of learning environments and the development of theory must proceed in a mutually supportive fashion. Scientific researchers have learned that a prerequisite to studying the kinds of learning that matter is helping to shoulder the responsibility for ensuring that these forms of learning occur. To support and study learning, researchers are increasingly making major and long-term investments in the design and maintenance of contexts for learning. Practitioners are assuming new roles as well, reflecting an increasing awareness of the need to move beyond skillful doing. If developing learning contexts are to be protected within and expanded beyond the systems that surround them, it is necessary to foster professional communities that will support reflection about practice, including the generation and evaluation of rich and flexible environments for student thinking. One consequence of recent reforms is that teachers are increasingly regarding such tasks as central to their professional development. Innovations in Learning: New Environments for Education describes coordinated interaction between educational design on the one hand, and the development of learning theory on the other, through a series of examples. These examples have been chosen because they are continuing, proven programs with evidence of success. Contributors to the volume are researchers and practitioners who have played a role in inventing these programs and have guided their development over a period of years. Rather than choosing illustrations of a pipeline or "application model of research" from research and then to practice, the editors of this volume have selected interventions in which researchers and practitioners work together persistently to forge common understanding. Such activity is necessarily interdisciplinary, often encompassing long spans of time, and is more akin to engineering in the field than to laboratory science. The common themes that emerge from this activity -- for example, the role of tools, talk, and community -- belong exclusively neither to theory nor to practice, but to their intersection in commitment to specific contexts of learning and continuing contributions to practice and underlying theory. This volume is organized into three sections that reflect different levels and kinds of learning contexts. Each of these levels has been the focus of recent cognitive and reform applications to learning and schooling. The first offers examples of effective learning in informal settings; the second discusses innovative approaches to schooling at the classroom level; and the third reviews reforms that regard the entire school as the appropriate unit of change.
Category: Education

Innovative Methods And Technologies For Electronic Discourse Analysis

Author : Lim, Hwee Ling
ISBN : 9781466644274
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With the advent of new media and Web 2.0 technologies, language and discourse have taken on new meaning, and the implications of this evolution on the nature of interpersonal communication must be addressed. Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis highlights research, applications, frameworks, and theories of online communication to explore recent advances in the manipulation and shaping of meaning in electronic discourse. This essential research collection will appeal to academic, research, and professional audiences engaged in the design, development, and distribution of effective communications technologies in educational, social, and linguistic contexts.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Design Research On Learning And Thinking In Educational Settings

Author : David Yun Dai
ISBN : 9781136956300
Genre : Education
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The key question this book addresses is how to identify and create optimal conditions for the kind of learning and development that is especially important for effectively functioning in the 21st century. Taking a new approach to this long-debated issue, it looks at how a design research-based science of learning (with its practical models and related design research) can provide insights and integrated models of how human beings actually function and grow in the social dynamics of educational settings with all their affordances and constraints. More specifically: How can specific domains or subject matters be taught for broad intellectual development? How can technology be integrated in enhancing human functioning? How can the social organization of classroom learning be optimized to create social norms for promoting deep intellectual engagement and personal growth? Part I is concerned with broad conceptual and technical issues regarding cultivating intellectual potential, with a focus on how design research might fill in an important a niche in addressing these issues. Part II presents specific design work in terms of design principles, models, and prototypes.
Category: Education

Knowledge Management For Educational Innovation

Author : Arthur Tatnall
ISBN : 9780387693101
Genre : Education
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This book contains selected papers presented at the seventh Conference on Working Group 3.7 of the International Federation for Information Processing. The focus of Working Group 3.7 is on ITEM: Information Technology in Educational Management. The overall goal of the conference was to demonstrate and explore directions for developing and improving all types of educational institutions through ITEM.
Category: Education

Theoretical Models Of Learning And Literacy Development

Author : Evan Ortlieb
ISBN : 9781783508228
Genre : Education
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Theoretical Models of Literacy Development highlights the latest theoretical advances in reading, writing, and multiliteracy development. New models are discussed to account for the rapidly changing literacy scene, inclusive of the interdisciplinary nature of literacy and content area learning.
Category: Education

The Jasper Project

Author : John D. Bransford
ISBN : 9781135457389
Genre : Education
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During the past decade, members of the Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt University have worked with hundreds of teachers and thousands of students throughout North America in the context of the Adventures of Jasper Woodbury problem-solving series--12 videodisc-based adventures plus video-based analogs, extensions, and teaching tips designed to improve the mathematical thinking of students from grades 5 and up, and to help them make connections to other disciplines such as science, history, and social studies. The experience of developing the Jasper series, testing it in classrooms, and re-designing it based on feedback provided The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt with extraordinarily rich opportunities to learn from teachers, students, parents, administrators, and other community members. This book was written for two reasons. First, it helped the authors to organize the thoughts and experiences of over 70 members of the Learning Technology Center who worked on the Jasper project, and to collaboratively reflect on their experiences and relate them to the broader literature in cognition and instruction. Second, this book gives others a change to learn from the experiences of the Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt. The book is anchored around their experiences with Jasper, but the issues explored are relevant to any attempt to improve educational practice. This book tells a coherent story that helps readers explore issues of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and teacher learning (professional development) within a single context (Jasper) and how all these topics are interrelated. It also helps readers see the relevance of research programs for improving educational practice. Throughout, the need for maintaining a balance of laboratory and classroom research is emphasized.
Category: Education

Author : Ronaldo Mota
ISBN : 9786035039475
Genre : Education
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يشرح هذا الكتاب كيف نعرف الناس عالما أصبح فيه الابتكار مركزيا ومرتبطا بالتقنيات الرقمية ويعالج المنهجيات التربوية المتوافقة مع هذا المشهد الكامل ، مشيرا الى التنمية الاقتصادية والاجتماعية التي يكون فيها الابتكار إستراتيجية مركزية لتلبية المتطلبات التربوية الجديدة يستكشف رونالدو موتا وديفيد سكوت في هذا الكتاب الارتباطات بين الموضوعات المعاصرة الثلاثة المهمة : التعلم والتقنية والابتكار ، مستشهدين بحالتي إنجلترا والبرازيل بهذا الخصوص كما يستهدف هذا الكتاب المقررات الجامعية والدراسات العليا في أساليب التدريس والعلوم التقنية إضافة إلى المتخصصين عموما الراغبين في معرفة المزيد عن الطرائق التربوية وعلاقتها بالعلوم والتقنية والمشاريع الريادية .
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Writing As A Learning Tool

Author : Päivi Tynjälä
ISBN : 9789401007405
Genre : Education
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This book is an outstanding account of the current state of using writing in service of learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education. It provides concrete applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by means of writing. It is useful for educators, curriculum developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers, and teachers.
Category: Education

Making Rti Work

Author : Wayne Sailor
ISBN : 9780470615560
Genre : Education
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Offers best practices for implementing RTI at the school-wide level-to ensure success for all learners Response-to-Intervention is now mandated at schools across the country. While there are a handful of books offering tips on implementation, schools are still struggling to find the best approaches. This book, from a prominent RTI researcher, explains how the most successful schools using RTI manage the process. Sailor offers best practices for implementing RTI not only at the classroom level, but also at the school-wide and district-wide levels, to ensure no student falls through the cracks and schools fulfill the promise of RTI. Offers clear guidance on implementing Response-to-Intervention effectively Reveals the framework used by the most successful schools using RTI Includes information on applying RTI for behavioral problems as well as academic challenges Contains illustrative examples of how the approach is applied at all levels, from individual student to school-wide and district-wide Written by a top researcher in the field of Response-to Intervention
Category: Education