Knowledge Under Construction

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Knowledge Under Construction

Author : Daniel Ness
ISBN : 9781461638537
Genre : Education
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Knowledge under Construction is the first to examine young children's spatial and scientific thinking through their architectural constructions with Legos_ and blocks. The authors' coding system allows teachers and parents to observe and record children's cognitive behaviors related to spatial thinking. In challenging Piaget's thesis, the authors illuminate our conceptions of children's emergent knowledge of space and scientific inquiry, and provide new insight into alternative ways to measure cognitive abilities in children based through block play.
Category: Education

The Construction Of New Mathematical Knowledge In Classroom Interaction

Author : Heinz Steinbring
ISBN : 0387242511
Genre : Education
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Mathematics is generally considered as the only science where knowledge is uni form, universal, and free from contradictions. „Mathematics is a social product - a 'net of norms', as Wittgenstein writes. In contrast to other institutions - traffic rules, legal systems or table manners -, which are often internally contradictory and are hardly ever unrestrictedly accepted, mathematics is distinguished by coherence and consensus. Although mathematics is presumably the discipline, which is the most differentiated internally, the corpus of mathematical knowledge constitutes a coher ent whole. The consistency of mathematics cannot be proved, yet, so far, no contra dictions were found that would question the uniformity of mathematics" (Heintz, 2000, p. 11). The coherence of mathematical knowledge is closely related to the kind of pro fessional communication that research mathematicians hold about mathematical knowledge. In an extensive study, Bettina Heintz (Heintz 2000) proposed that the historical development of formal mathematical proof was, in fact, a means of estab lishing a communicable „code of conduct" which helped mathematicians make themselves understood in relation to the truth of mathematical statements in a co ordinated and unequivocal way.
Category: Education

Societies Under Construction

Author : Daniel J. Sage
ISBN : 9783319739960
Genre : Social Science
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This edited collection explores building construction as an inspiring, yet often overlooked, place to develop new knowledge about the development of human societies. Eschewing dominant engineering and management perspectives on construction, the book is purposefully broad in its scope, both empirically and theoretically, as reflecting the rich underexplored potential of studies of building construction to inform a wide span of intellectual debates across the social science and humanities. The seven chapters encompass contributions to theories of: spatiotemporal organization with wildlife on building sites; institutional change with building ruins; home with Mexican self-help housing; place with a suburban housing development; socio-materiality with the adaptation of a university library; migrant labour with the Parisian postwar construction boom; and gender with a female site manager in Sweden. This book seeks to develop a new critical sub-area for construction studies that focuses on the actual processes and practices of ‘constructing'. Bringing together diverse members of construction research communities working in a variety of contexts, it develops empirical engagements with building work to challenge its marginalization, relative to architectural studies, to provoke novel understandings of human history, geography and sociology.
Category: Social Science

Collaborative Writing In Composition Studies

Author : Sheryl I. Fontaine
ISBN : 0155069683
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This text explores the topic of collaborative writing in composition and is part of THE WADSWORTH SERIES IN COMPOSITION STUDIES, a new series for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in Composition, is designed to contextualize the theory, history, and practice of the field within the particular subjects of study and practice that are unique to specialists in the discipline. Each book in the SERIES will introduce the discipline by examining one particular kind of work in which composition specialists engage: administration, teaching first-year composition, writing as it is taught across campus, and so forth. Although each contribution to the series will provide practical information, it will also present to students the related theoretical underpinnings of this practice, contextualizing the practice in the discipline using terminology and historical explanations that beginning students in the field need and can understand.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Environmental Law Considerations In Construction Projects

Author : Randall L. Erickson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062293779
Genre : Law
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Environmental concerns are involved in almost every construction project. Here's the first book that will give you advice on key environmental issues in public and private projects. It will prepare you for environmental problems encountered in bidding, contract drafting, claims, damages, liens, and bonding and insurance. You'll also get listings of environmental agencies, a checklist for Phase I environmental surveys, sample proposals for Phase I and II site assessments, remediation subcontracts, and site safety plans. Other topics covered include federal considerations and a chapter devoted to asbestos remediation. With this book, you'll discover how to anticipate and manage hidden environmental issues and problems during construction projects.
Category: Law

Visions Of Knowledge

Author : Tarthang (Tulku)
ISBN : UOM:39015038431592
Genre : Knowledge, Theory of
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Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Designing Knowledge Based Systems

Author : T. R. Addis
ISBN : UCAL:$B720917
Genre : Artificial intelligence
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Concerned with a design practice for knowledge-based systems, this book describes a method for managing the design of large-scale database systems. These can be used for problems which may involve techniques derived from artificial intelligence.
Category: Artificial intelligence

Computer Models And Technology In Media Research

Author : Rolf A. Zwaan
ISBN : 0444882049
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presented in this volume is an interdisciplinary overview of the role of computer models and technology in research on language, literature and the media. The reader is offered nine contributions by experts in the following fields: artificial intelligence, linguistics, cognitive psychology, cybernetics and literary studies. The topics which are discussed include: text analysis, text-production, natural language understanding, expert systems design, psychological experiments, human-computer interaction and epistemological issues in cognitive science.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines