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Reflections on the Learning Sciences

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Part of Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Michael A. Evans, Martin J. Packer, R. Keith Sawyer, Roger Schank, Roy Pea, James Greeno, Timothy Nokes-Malach, Gerry Stahl, Victor R. Lee, Min Yuan, Lei Ye, Mimi Recker, Cody Maddox, Susan McKenney, Mitchell J. Nathan, Nikol Rummel, Kenneth E. Hay, Mary Kay Stein, Kevin Crowley, Lauren Resnick, Sandra Schneider
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  • Date Published: February 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107070158

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  • This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of the emerging field of the learning sciences, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and improving how children and adults learn. It features a wide range of authors, including established scholars who founded and guided the learning sciences through the initial turbulence of forming a new line of academic inquiry, as well as newcomers who are continuing to shape the field. This diversity allows for a broad yet selective perspective on what the learning sciences are, why they came to be, and how contributors conduct their work. Reflections on the Learning Sciences serves both as a starting point for discussion among scholars familiar with the discipline and as an introduction for those interested in learning more. It will benefit graduate students and researchers in computer science, educational psychology, instructional technology, science, engineering, and mathematics.

    • Contains contributions from key figures in the founding of the field
    • Provides perhaps the first critical and historical examination of the learning sciences in a single volume
    • Features authors from core learning sciences programs as well as cognate fields, offering an eclectic and nuanced treatment
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    • Date Published: February 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107070158
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Michael A. Evans, Martin J. Packer and R. Keith Sawyer
    Part I. Past:
    2. Why learning sciences? Roger Schank
    3. The prehistory of the learning sciences Roy Pea
    4. Some early contributions to the situative perspective on learning and cognition James Greeno and Timothy Nokes-Malach
    5. The group as paradigmatic unit of analysis: the contested relationship of CSCL to the learning sciences Gerry Stahl
    Part II. Present:
    6. Reconstructing the influences on and focus of the learning sciences from the field's published conference proceedings Victor R. Lee, Min Yuan, Lei Ye and Mimi Recker
    7. Mapping the territory of the learning sciences Martin J. Packer and Cody Maddox
    8. Researcher-practitioner collaboration in educational design research: processes, roles, values, and expectations Susan McKenney
    Part III. Future:
    9. Growing the learning sciences: brand or big tent? Implications for graduate education Mitchell J. Nathan, Nikol Rummel and Kenneth E. Hay
    10. Education policy and the learning sciences: the case for a new alliance Mary Kay Stein, Kevin Crowley and Lauren Resnick
    11. Learning and development as transaction: offering a Deweyan perspective to extend the landscape of the learning sciences Michael A. Evans and Sandra Schneider
    12. Conclusion: a Foucauldian analysis of the learning sciences R. Keith Sawyer.

  • Editors

    Michael A. Evans, North Carolina State University
    Michael A. Evans is Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University, where he is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. His numerous articles have appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Educational Technology Research and Development and Computers in Education.

    Martin J. Packer, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
    Martin J. Packer is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He is the author of The Structure of Moral Action, Changing Classes: School Reform and the New Economy, and The Science of Qualitative Research. He is also coeditor of Entering the Circle: Hermeneutic Investigation in Psychology (with Richard B. Addison) and Cultural and Critical Perspectives on Human Development (with Mark B. Tappan). He has published in American Psychologist and Educational Psychologist and was founding coeditor of the journal Qualitative Research in Psychology.

    R. Keith Sawyer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    R. Keith Sawyer is the Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences, 2nd edition; Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, 2nd edition; and Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration.

    Contributors

    Michael A. Evans, Martin J. Packer, R. Keith Sawyer, Roger Schank, Roy Pea, James Greeno, Timothy Nokes-Malach, Gerry Stahl, Victor R. Lee, Min Yuan, Lei Ye, Mimi Recker, Cody Maddox, Susan McKenney, Mitchell J. Nathan, Nikol Rummel, Kenneth E. Hay, Mary Kay Stein, Kevin Crowley, Lauren Resnick, Sandra Schneider

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