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Constructivist Instruction

Author : Sigmund Tobias
ISBN : 9781135847920
Genre : Education
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Constructivist Instruction: Success or Failure? brings together leading thinkers from both sides of the hotly debated controversy about constructivist approaches to instruction. Although constructivist theories and practice now dominate the fields of the learning sciences, instructional technology, curriculum and teaching, and educational psychology, they have also been the subject of sharp criticism regarding sparse research support and adverse research findings. This volume presents: the evidence for and against constructivism; the challenges from information-processing theorists; and commentaries from leading researchers in areas such as text comprehension, technology, as well as math and science education, who discuss the constructivist framework from their perspectives. Chapters present detailed views from both sides of the controversy. A distinctive feature of the book is the dialogue built into it between the different positions. Each chapter concludes with discussions in which two authors with opposing views raise questions about the chapter, followed by the author(s)’ responses to those questions; for some chapters there are several cycles of questions and answers. These discussions, and concluding chapters by the editors, clarify, and occasionally narrow the differences between positions and identify needed research.

Student Centered Learning Environments In Higher Education Classrooms

Author : Sabine Hoidn
ISBN : 9781349949410
Genre : Education
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This book aims to develop a situative educational model to guide the design and implementation of powerful student-centered learning environments in higher education classrooms. Rooted in educational science, Hoidn contributes knowledge in the fields of general pedagogy, and more specifically, higher education learning and instruction. The text will support instructors, curriculum developers, faculty developers, administrators, and educational managers from all disciplines in making informed instructional decisions with regard to course design, classroom interaction, and community building and is also of relevance to educators from other formal and informal educational settings aside from higher education.

Translationslehre Und Bologna Prozess Unterwegs Zwischen Einheit Und Vielfalt Translation Interpreting Teaching And The Bologna Process Pathways Between Unity And Diversity

Author : Susanne Hagemann
ISBN : 9783732903115
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Wie wirkt sich der Bologna-Prozess auf die Translationslehre aus und in welchem Verhältnis stehen Vielfalt und Einheit dabei zueinander? Die hier gebündelten Beiträge aus elf Ländern zeichnen das Bild einer vielfältigen Lehre, die auf struktureller und didaktischer Ebene im Positiven wie im Negativen durch den einheitlichen Rahmen des Europäischen Hochschulraumes mitgeprägt wird. Der Band bietet Impulse für die Entwicklung einer fachspezifischen Metaperspektive auf die Wirkungsformen des Bologna-Prozesses und damit auch für das Handeln der Lehrenden in diesem Kontext. // How does the Bologna Process affect translation & interpreting teaching, and what roles do diversity and unity play? The contributions in this volume stem from eleven different countries and depict multifaceted teaching approaches. These have been shaped both positively and negatively, on a structural as well as didactic level, by the unifying framework of the European Higher Education Area. The volume provides impetus for the development of a disciplinary meta-perspective on the functioning of the Bologna Process and as a result offers inspiration for the work of T&I educators in the Bologna context.

Computer Games And Instruction

Author : J. D. Fletcher
ISBN : 9781617354106
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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There is intense interest in computer games. A total of 65 percent of all American households play computer games, and sales of such games increased 22.9 percent last year. The average amount of game playing time was found to be 13.2 hours per week. The popularity and market success of games is evident from both the increased earnings from games, over $7 Billion in 2005, and from the fact that over 200 academic institutions worldwide now offer game related programs of study. In view of the intense interest in computer games educators and trainers, in business, industry, the government, and the military would like to use computer games to improve the delivery of instruction. Computer Games and Instruction is intended for these educators and trainers. It reviews the research evidence supporting use of computer games, for instruction, and also reviews the history of games in general, in education, and by the military. In addition chapters examine gender differences in game use, and the implications of games for use by lower socioeconomic students, for students’ reading, and for contemporary theories of instruction. Finally, well known scholars of games will respond to the evidence reviewed.

Vygotsky For Educators

Author : Yuriy V. Karpov
ISBN : 9781139952897
Genre : Psychology
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Lev Vygotsky's approach to children's learning and development centers on adult mediation: adults engage children in age-appropriate activities and promote in this context the development of new motives and tools for thinking, problem solving, and self-regulation. Although this approach has earned widespread recognition in the global scientific community, English-speaking educators remain relatively unfamiliar with its contemporary elaborations for practical application. Yuriy V. Karpov offers the first comprehensive English introduction to contemporary elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas and their practical applications from birth through adolescence. He demonstrates the advantages of the Vygotskian approach over both traditional and constructivist education. This volume will prove an invaluable resource for educators and students in teacher education programs, as well as for everyone interested in educational and developmental psychology.

Serious Games The Challenge

Author : Stefan De Wannemacker
ISBN : 9783642338144
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Technology, Education, Communication, and the Scientific Network on Critical and Flexible Thinking, held in Ghent, Belgium, in October 2011. The 12 papers in this volume represent extended versions of the 20 papers presented at the conference and selected from numerous submissions. The conference brought together scholars and researchers who study the use of serious games in educational settings from different perspectives, such as instructional design, domain specific didactics, cognitive and computer science.

Quality Teaching In Primary Science Education

Author : Mark Hackling
ISBN : 9783319443836
Genre : Science
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​This edited volume explores how primary school teachers create rich opportunities for science learning, higher order thinking and reasoning, and how the teaching of science in Australia, Germany and Taiwan is culturally framed. It draws from the international and cross-cultural science education study EQUALPRIME: Exploring quality primary education in different cultures: A cross-national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms. Video cases of Year 4 science teaching were gathered by research teams based at Edith Cowan University, Deakin University, the Freie Universität Berlin, the National Taiwan Normal University and the National Taipei University of Education. Meetings of these research teams over a five year period at which data were shared, analysed and interpreted have revealed significant new insights into the social and cultural framing of primary science teaching, the complexities of conducting cross-cultural video-based research studies, and the strategies and semiotic resources employed by teachers to engage students in reasoning and meaning making. The book’s purpose is to disseminate the new insights into quality science teaching and how it is framed in different cultures; methodological advancements in the field of video-based classroom research in cross-cultural settings; and, implications for practice, teacher education and research. “The chapters (of this book) address issues of contemporary relevance and theoretical significance: embodiment, discursive moves, the social unit of learning and instruction, inquiry, and reasoning through representations. Through all of these, the EQUALPRIME team manages to connect the multiple cultural perspectives that characterise this research study. The ‘meta-reflection’ chapters offer a different form of connection, linking cultural and theoretical perspectives on reasoning, quality teaching and video-based research methodologies. The final two chapters offer connective links to implications for practice in teacher education and in cross-cultural comparative research into teaching and learning. These multiple and extensive connections constitute one of the books most significant accomplishments. The EQUALPRIME project, as reported in this book, provides an important empirical base that must be considered by any system seeking to promote sophisticated science learning and instructional practices in primary school classrooms. By exploring the classroom realisation of aspirational science pedagogies, the EQUALPRIME project also speaks to those involved in teacher education and to teachers. I commend this book to the reader. It offers important insights, together with a model of effective, collegial, collaborative inter-cultural research. It will help us to move forward in important ways”. Professor David Clarke, Melbourne University

Handbook Of Metacognition In Education

Author : Douglas J. Hacker
ISBN : 9781135591946
Genre : Education
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Providing comprehensive coverage of the theoretical bases of metacognition and its applications to educational practice, this compendium of focused and in-depth discussions from leading scholars in the field: represents an intersection of education, cognitive science, and technology; serves as a gateway to the literature for researchers and practitioners interested in one or more of the wide array of topics included; and sets the standard for scholarship for theoretical research and practical applications in this field. The Handbook of Metacognition in Education — covering Comprehension Strategies, Metacognitive Strategies, Metacomprehension, Writing, Science and Mathematics, Individual Differences, Self-Regulated Learning, Technology, Tutoring, and Measurement — is an essential resource for researchers, faculty, students, curriculum developers, teachers, and others interested in using research and theory on metacognition to guide and inform educational practice.

Handbook Of The Psychology Of Science

Author : Gregory J. Feist, PhD
ISBN : 9780826106247
Genre : Psychology
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"Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This handbook is the definitive resource for scholars and students interested in how research and theory within each of the major domains of psychologyódevelopmental, cognitive, personality, and socialóhave been applied to understand the nature of scientific thought and behavior. Edited by two esteemed pioneers in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science, it is the first empirically based compendium of its time. The handbook provides a comprehensive examination of how scientific thinking is learned and evolves from infancy to adolescence and adulthood, and combines developmental and cognitive approaches to show the categorical similarities and differences in thinking between children, adolescents, adults, and scientists. Chapters highlight the breadth and depth of psychological perspectives in the studies of science, from creativity and genius, gender, and conflict and cooperation, to postmodernism and psychobiography. A section on applications offers findings and ideas that can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and science administrators. Contributors examine the importance of mental models in solving difficult technical problems, and the significance of leadership and organizational structure in successful innovation. The final section of the book is devoted to the future of this new field, focusing on how to continue to develop a healthy psychology of science. Key Features: Presents the only empirically based compendium of current knowledge about the psychology of scientific thought and behavior Edited by two pioneers in the discipline of psychology of science Describes how scientific thinking is learned and changes throughout the life span Addresses creativity and genius, gender, conflict and cooperation, postmodernism, and psychobiography Covers applications of the psychology of science that can be used by educators, policymakers, and science administrators

Psychologie Der Intelligenz

Author : Jean Piaget
ISBN : 9783608202243
Genre : Psychology
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Die im Jahre 1942 an der Sorbonne gehaltenen Vorlesungen liefern eine übersichtliche Zusammenfassung von Jean Piagets bisheriger entwicklungspsychologischer Forschung. Insbesondere seine ausführliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Gestalttheorie ermöglicht einen Einblick in seine Theorieentwicklung und Argumentationsmuster. Mit seiner Analyse und Kritik der Gestalttheorie kommt er zu dem Schluss, dass die Wahrnehmung nicht der grundlegende Mechanismus der Intelligenzentwicklung sein kann, sondern dass sie auf Handlungen aufbaut. Da diese in einem Raum stattfinden, haben die Operationen, die verinnerlichten Handlungen, eine mathematische Struktur. Deren Entwicklung zeichnet Piaget in den zentralen Dimensionen und Stufen nach, wobei sowohl die sozialen wie auch die biologisch-psychologischen Faktoren berücksichtigt werden.

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