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Developmental Work Research

Author : Yrjö Engeström
ISBN : 9783865410696
Genre : Act (Philosophy)
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Activity Theory And Social Practice

Author : Seth Chaiklin
ISBN : 8772888113
Genre : Social Science
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Presents revised versions of keynote lectures and invited panel discussions from a June 1998 meeting in Denmark. Eighteen anthropologists, philosophers, and psychologists offer a multidisciplinary approach to the study of activity, investigating both the cultural-historical traditions in social science, and specific social practices, including education, workplace collaboration, and individual development. Distributed by the David Brown Book Company. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Social Science

Activity Theory In Practice

Author : Harry Daniels
ISBN : 9781136031748
Genre : Education
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This ground-breaking book brings together cutting-edge researchers who study the transformation of practice through the enhancement and transformation of expertise. This is an important moment for such a contribution because expertise is in transition - moving toward collaboration in inter-organizational fields and continuous shaping of transformations. To understand and master this transition, powerful new conceptual tools are needed and are provided here. The theoretical framework which has shaped these studies is Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). CHAT analyses how people and organisations learn to do something new, and how both individuals and organisations change. The theoretical and methodological tools used have their origins in the work of Lev Vygotsky and A.N. Leont’ev. In recent years this body of work has aroused significant interest across the social sciences, management and communication studies. Working as part of an integrated international team, the authors identify specific findings which are of direct interest to the academic community, such as: the analysis of vertical learning between operational and strategic levels within complex organizations; the refinement of notions of identity and subject position within CHAT; the introduction of the concept of ‘labour power’ into CHAT; the development of a method of analysing discourse which theoretically coheres with CHAT and the design of projects. Activity Theory in Practice will be highly useful to practitioners, researchers, students and policy-makers who are interested in conceptual and empirical issues in all aspects of ‘activity-based’ research.
Category: Education

Perspectives On Activity Theory

Author : Yrjö Engeström
ISBN : 052143730X
Genre : Psychology
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Activity theory is an interdisciplinary approach to human sciences that originates in the cultural-historical psychology school, initiated by Vygotsky, Leont'ev, and Luria. It takes the object-oriented, artifact-mediated collective activity system as its unit of analysis, thus bridging the gulf between the individual subject and the societal structure. This 1999 volume includes 26 chapters on activity theory by authors from ten countries. In Part I of the book, central theoretical issues are discussed from different points of view. Some topics addressed in this part are epistemology, methodology, and the relationship between biological and cultural factors. Part II is devoted to the acquisition and development of language. This part includes a chapter that analyzes writing activity in Japanese classrooms, and a case study of literacy skills of a man with cerebral palsy. Part III contains chapters on play, learning, and education, and Part IV addresses the meaning of technology and the development of work activities. The final part covers issues of therapy and addiction.
Category: Psychology

Medical Education Theory And Practice E Book

Author : Tim Dornan
ISBN : 9780702049866
Genre : Medical
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Medical Education: Theory and Practice is a new text linking the theory and the practice for graduate students and educators who want to go beyond the basics. The scholarship of medical education is, above all, a ‘practice’, but one that has a strong theoretical foundation. Neither theory nor practice stand still, and both are grounded in research. The novelty of this book lies in its interweaving of practice, theory, innovation and research. The book starts with a theorised, contemporary overview of the field. Next, it explores the theoretical foundations of medical education in depth. The remainder of the book reviews a whole a range of educational contexts, processes and outcomes. This work has been edited by a distinguished, international team of medical educationalists and written by equally accomplished authors from across the globe representing a spectrum of disciplines. This will be an invaluable text for all Masters Students in health professions education as well as PhD students and education researchers wanting a background to the discipline. Educators and medical students will also find it a very useful resource. Written by key figures in medical educational research combined with a strong editorial influence from the international editorial team. The text has a strong evidence-based approach that is fully cognisant of research methodology issues, The book provides a scholarly explanation on the topic, rather than aiming to say the last word. Written throughout in a clear and comprehensible style. The content is extensively referenced with additional suggestions for further reading.
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Activity Theory In Education

Author : Dilani S. P. Gedera
ISBN : 9789463003872
Genre : Education
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Activity Theory in Education: Research and Practice brings together cutting-edge scholars from a number of continents. Through in-depth case studies the authors highlight how Activity Theory is used in education and discuss the theoretical as well as pragmatic use of Activity Theory frameworks in a range of contemporary learning contexts. The first section of the book focuses on empirical research on using Activity Theory in analysing students’ and teachers’ experiences of learning and teaching in face-to-face and online learning contexts. The second section contains insights in identifying historical and systemic tensions in educational contexts using Activity Theory. The third section discusses conceptual and contextual aspects of educational contexts through Activity Theory, and Section four discusses the application of Activity Theory in understanding teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge and curriculum development. In spite of the widespread and rapidly increasing use of Activity Theory in educational research, few collections of this work are available. Activity Theory in Education: Research and Practice is such a much needed collection of practical experiences, theoretical insights and empirical research findings on the use of Activity Theory in educational settings.” – Yrjö Engeström, Centre for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE), The University of Helsinki.
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Critical Realist Activity Theory

Author : Iskra Nunez
ISBN : 9781135128203
Genre : Social Science
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Critical Realist Activity Theory provides an exciting new contribution to the New Studies in Critical Realism and Education series by showing how the nature of learning is tantamount to the critical realist notion of the dialectic. The science of learning is too important to leave solely to the sciences; it needs philosophy as well. The task of this book is to take a further step and clear the conceptual field for an ontologically grounded view of the science of learning through critical realism, making use of dialectical critical realism and the philosophy of meta-Reality, as well as basic critical realism. The objective of the book is neither to accommodate the nature of learning to strategies and techniques, nor to adjust to the demands of institutions and authorities. Its key goal is to explain how the very nature of learning constitutes itself; that is, its aim is to explain how a stratum of learning emerges out of the need to absent something that has been left out in human reality. In this precise sense, the book does much more than simply reveal the aspects of reality that have been omitted from the conceptualization of learning, it helps to reformulate a proper understanding of the nature of learning. An implication of this understanding of learning is that it begins to advance the fundamental question of what it means to be a human being. This book will be of great interest to academics and students interested in Vygotsky, Luria, Activity Theory and Critical Realism more generally across both Europe and the US.
Category: Social Science

Management Theory And Practice In Physical Activity Education Including Athletics

Author : Earle F. Zeigler
ISBN : 9781426930423
Genre : Education
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A new text in management thought, theory, and practice applied to physical activity education and athletics required justification. Management Theory and Practice in Physical Activity Education (Including Athletics) has been planned primarily for administrators of physical education and athletics at several levels of educational institutions. However, much that is included here can be very helpful as well to the sport and physical recreation manager in public and/or commercial sport and physical activity. In other words, it is the underlying "thought, theory, and practice" that is fundamentally important. The twentieth century has been characterized as a transitional one in human history. Moving into the twenty-first century, we start down the path to finding the answer to this assumption. At any rate, changing times are occasioned by the impact of a variety of social forces on society. Additionally, such change has its accompanying, but often unsteady, influence on the professional training of leaders in the large number of fields that make up the society in which such change occurs. The caliber of young people recruited into the field within education is paramount, as is the way they are prepared for leadership roles as managers, teachers, coaches, performers, supervisors, or exercise specialists. This is OUR responsibility. We should carry out these assignments in a way that is comparable to that used in the finest professions.
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Ingl S Complementos De Formaci N Disciplinar Theory And Practice In English Language Teaching

Author : Fernando Beltrán Llavador
ISBN : 9788436951257
Genre : Education
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Los ocho capítulos de este libro abordan la teoría y la práctica de la enseñanza del Inglés como lengua extranjera e incluyen información sobre: la influencia de la investigación en la práctica; las creencias de los profesores; la historia de la teoría de la enseñanza del Inglés como lengua extranjera; sus aspectos sociales y culturales; el conocimiento del currículo oficial; el aprendizaje integrado de contenidos y lenguas extranjeras (CLIL); el marco europeo para el aprendizaje de lenguas utilizando la tecnología. Cada capítulo incluye tareas para consolidar la información, así como actividades de evaluación más exhaustivas.Temas centrales:The Contribution of Research to ELT Practice. The History of English Language Teaching Methodology. Cultural, Social and Educational Aspects of English as a World Language. Understanding the curriculum. The Common European Framework of Reference. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Secondary School. Language Learning, Technology and Appropriate Pedagogy. The Importance of Teachers' Thoughts and Beliefs.
Category: Education

Activity Theory In Education

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ISBN : 9789463003872
Genre : Education
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Activity Theory in Education: Research and Practice brings together cutting-edge scholars from a number of continents. Through in-depth case studies the authors highlight how Activity Theory is used in education and discuss the theoretical as well as pragmatic use of Activity Theory frameworks in a range of contemporary learning contexts.
Category: Education