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The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology

R. Keith Sawyer, Mitchell J. Nathan, Brian J. Reiser, Iris Tabak, Philip H. Winne, Roger Azevedo, Andrea A. diSessa, Allan Collins, Manu Kapur, James G. Greeno, Yrjö Engeström, Sasha Barab, Clark A. Chinn, Bruce L. Sherin, Noel Enyedy, Reed Stevens, Ricki Goldman, Carmen Zahn, Sharon J. Derry, James W. Pellegrino, Ryan Baker, George Siemens, Joseph S. Krajcik, Namsoo Shin, Jingyan Lu, Susan Bridges, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Uri Wilensky, Michael J. Jacobson, Michael Eisenberg, Narcis Pares, Dor Abrahamson, Robb Lindgren, Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire, Marlene Scardamalia, Carl Bereiter, Naomi Miyake, Paul A. Kirschner, Jerry Andriessen, Michael Baker, Kevin Crowley, Palmyre Pierroux, Karen Knutson, Gerry Stahl, Timothy Koschmann, Daniel Suthers, Mike Sharples, Roy Pea, Yasmin B. Kafai, Chris Dede, Anna Sfard, Paul Cobb, Nancy Butler Songer, Yael Kali, Mario Carretero, Peter Lee, Peter Smagorinsky, Richard E. Mayer, Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, Kimberly M. Sheridan, William R. Penuel, James P. Spillane, Sanna Järvelä, K. Ann Renninger, Na'ilah Suad Nasir, Ann S. Rosebery, Beth Warren, Carol D. Lee, Barry J. Fishman, Elizabeth A. Davis, Carol K. K. Chan
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  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107626577

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  • The interdisciplinary field of the learning sciences encompasses educational psychology, cognitive science, computer science, and anthropology, among other disciplines. The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences, first published in 2006, is the definitive introduction to this innovative approach to teaching, learning, and educational technology. In this dramatically revised second edition, leading scholars incorporate the latest research to provide practical advice on a wide range of issues. The authors address the best ways to write textbooks, design educational software, prepare effective teachers, organize classrooms, and use the Internet to enhance student learning. They illustrate the importance of creating productive learning environments both inside and outside school, including after school clubs, libraries, and museums. Accessible and engaging, the Handbook has proven to be an essential resource for graduate students, researchers, teachers, administrators, consultants, software designers, and policy makers on a global scale.

    • Written by the leading scholars in the field
    • Provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research
    • Accessible to newcomers to the field
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The first edition of this Handbook was outstanding. This second edition is even more inclusive and up to date, with a choice of chapters that nicely complement one another and are written with unusual clarity. I see this as a must-read that will help all of us interested in the learning sciences move toward new levels of synthesis and application, and discover previously hidden pathways toward exciting new research issues. We owe the editor and authors a great debt of thanks for their outstanding work."
    John D. Bransford, Shauna C. Larson Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Washington, Emeritus

    "The learning sciences is well exemplified in this very well-put-together book. There are excellent articles here about learning by argumentation, by collaboration, through projects, through cognitive apprenticeship, and in virtual words. This book demonstrates that learning scientists continue to make great progress on how learning works."
    Roger Schank, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, Illinois

    "Too often, we educators teach in the ways that we have been taught, without regard to the research about how learning actually happens. This anthology is an invaluable contribution to a long overdue discussion about how best to ‘reinvent’ education for the twenty-first century."
    Tony Wagner, Harvard University, Massachusetts, author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators

    "In an academic landscape characterized by increasing specialization, the learning sciences stands out for its broad and interdisciplinary approach. In this highly readable and useful overview of the field, this outstanding group of authors demonstrates the power and promise of a field motivated not by the advance of a particular theory or paradigm but by a desire to understand and solve some of the most significant issues of our day - issues of education and learning in a socially and technologically complex world."
    James W. Stigler, University of California, Los Angeles

    "This is a deeply rich, comprehensive handbook of the learning sciences. The volume covers an impressive array of topics - from theoretical approaches to methodologies to concrete, implementable instructional techniques. I found it to be extremely informative and accessible. Without a doubt this handbook will be an indispensable and satisfying resource for students, researchers, teachers and experts."
    Mark McDaniel, Washington University, St Louis

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107626577
    • length: 784 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.33kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 1 map 15 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface R. Keith Sawyer
    1. Introduction: the new science of learning R. Keith Sawyer
    Part I. Foundations:
    2. Foundations of the learning sciences Mitchell J. Nathan and R. Keith Sawyer
    3. Scaffolding Brian J. Reiser and Iris Tabak
    4. Metacognition Philip H. Winne and Roger Azevedo
    5. A history of conceptual change research: threads and fault lines Andrea A. diSessa
    6. Cognitive apprenticeship Allan Collins and Manu Kapur
    7. Learning in activity James G. Greeno and Yrjö Engeström
    Part II. Methodologies:
    8. Design-based research: a methodological toolkit for engineering change Sasha Barab
    9. Microgenetic methods Clark A. Chinn and Bruce L. Sherin
    10. Analyzing collaboration Noel Enyedy and Reed Stevens
    11. Frontiers of digital video research in the learning sciences: mapping the terrain Ricki Goldman, Carmen Zahn and Sharon J. Derry
    12. A learning sciences perspective on the design and use of assessment in education James W. Pellegrino
    13. Educational data mining and learning analytics Ryan Baker and George Siemens
    Part III. Practices that Foster Effective Learning:
    14. Project-based learning Joseph S. Krajcik and Namsoo Shin
    15. Problem-based learning Jingyan Lu, Susan Bridges and Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver
    16. Complex systems and the learning sciences Uri Wilensky and Michael J. Jacobson
    17. Tangible and full-body interfaces in learning Michael Eisenberg and Narcis Pares
    18. Embodiment and embodied design Dor Abrahamson and Robb Lindgren
    19. Videogames and learning Constance Steinkuehler and Kurt Squire
    Part IV. Learning Together:
    20. Knowledge building and knowledge creation: theory, pedagogy, and technology Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter
    21. The social and interactive dimensions of collaborative learning Naomi Miyake and Paul A. Kirschner
    22. Arguing to learn Jerry Andriessen and Michael Baker
    23. Informal learning in museums Kevin Crowley, Palmyre Pierroux and Karen Knutson
    24. Computer-supported collaborative learning Gerry Stahl, Timothy Koschmann and Daniel Suthers
    25. Mobile learning Mike Sharples and Roy Pea
    26. Learning in virtual worlds Yasmin B. Kafai and Chris Dede
    Part V. Learning Disciplinary Knowledge:
    27. Research in mathematics education: what can it teach us about human learning? Anna Sfard and Paul Cobb
    28. Science education and the learning sciences as co-evolving species Nancy Butler Songer and Yael Kali
    29. Learning historical concepts Mario Carretero and Peter Lee
    30. Learning to be literate Peter Smagorinsky and Richard E. Mayer
    31. Arts education and the learning sciences Erica Rosenfeld Halverson and Kimberly M. Sheridan
    Part VI. Moving Learning Sciences Research into the Classroom:
    32. Learning sciences and policy design and implementation: key concepts and tools for collaborative engagement William R. Penuel and James P. Spillane
    33. Designing for learning: interest, motivation, and engagement Sanna Järvelä and K. Ann Renninger
    34. Learning as a cultural process: achieving equity through diversity Na'ilah Suad Nasir, Ann S. Rosebery, Beth Warren and Carol D. Lee
    35. A learning sciences perspective on teacher learning research Barry J. Fishman, Elizabeth A. Davis and Carol K. K. Chan
    36. Conclusion: the future of learning: grounding educational innovation in the learning sciences R. Keith Sawyer.

  • Editor

    R. Keith Sawyer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    R. Keith Sawyer is Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education. He studies creativity, innovation, and learning, with a focus on collaborating groups and teams. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration (2007), Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation (2012) and Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity (2013).

    Contributors

    R. Keith Sawyer, Mitchell J. Nathan, Brian J. Reiser, Iris Tabak, Philip H. Winne, Roger Azevedo, Andrea A. diSessa, Allan Collins, Manu Kapur, James G. Greeno, Yrjö Engeström, Sasha Barab, Clark A. Chinn, Bruce L. Sherin, Noel Enyedy, Reed Stevens, Ricki Goldman, Carmen Zahn, Sharon J. Derry, James W. Pellegrino, Ryan Baker, George Siemens, Joseph S. Krajcik, Namsoo Shin, Jingyan Lu, Susan Bridges, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Uri Wilensky, Michael J. Jacobson, Michael Eisenberg, Narcis Pares, Dor Abrahamson, Robb Lindgren, Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire, Marlene Scardamalia, Carl Bereiter, Naomi Miyake, Paul A. Kirschner, Jerry Andriessen, Michael Baker, Kevin Crowley, Palmyre Pierroux, Karen Knutson, Gerry Stahl, Timothy Koschmann, Daniel Suthers, Mike Sharples, Roy Pea, Yasmin B. Kafai, Chris Dede, Anna Sfard, Paul Cobb, Nancy Butler Songer, Yael Kali, Mario Carretero, Peter Lee, Peter Smagorinsky, Richard E. Mayer, Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, Kimberly M. Sheridan, William R. Penuel, James P. Spillane, Sanna Järvelä, K. Ann Renninger, Na'ilah Suad Nasir, Ann S. Rosebery, Beth Warren, Carol D. Lee, Barry J. Fishman, Elizabeth A. Davis, Carol K. K. Chan

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