Learning in Landscapes of Practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning

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Routledge #ad - In doing so, this book is a pioneering and timely exploration of the future of professional development and higher education. Learning in landscapes of Practice will be of particular relevance to people concerned with the design of professional or vocational learning. The book combines a strong theoretical perspective grounded in social learning theories with stories from a broad range of contributors who occupy different locations in their own landscapes of practice.

Both scholarly, in the sense that it builds on prior research to extend and locate the concept of landscapes of practice, and practical because of the way in which it draws on multiple voices from different landscapes. Routledge. Within learning in landscapes of practice, this metaphor is further developed in order to start an important conversation about the nature of practice knowledge, identity and the experience of practitioners and their learning.

Learning in Landscapes of Practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning #ad - It will also be a valuable resource for students engaged in higher education courses with work-based elements. If the body of knowledge of a profession is a living landscape of practice, then our personal experience of learning can be thought of as a journey through this landscape. These narratives locate the book within different contemporary concerns such as social media, multi-disciplinary and multi-national partnerships, multi-agency, and the integration of academic study and workplace practice.

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Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, And Identity Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives

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Cambridge University Press #ad - This book presents a framework for doing that, but also for all those who have to foster learning as part of their responsibilites at work, at home, with a social theory of learning that is ground-breaking yet accessible, with profound implications not only for research, at school. Nations worry about the learning of their citizens, companies about the learning of their workers, schools about the learning of their students.

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, And Identity Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives #ad - But it is not always easy to think about how to foster learning in innovative ways. Cambridge University Press. Learning is becoming an urgent topic.

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Cultivating Communities of Practice

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - This book argues that communities of practice--groups of individuals formed around common interests and expertise--provide the ideal vehicle for driving knowledge-management strategies and building lasting competitive advantage. Today's economy is fueled by knowledge. Every leader knows this to be true, yet few have systematic methods for converting organizational knowledge into economic value.

Written by leading experts in the field, Cultivating Communities of Practice is the first book to outline models and methods for systematically developing these essential groups. Cambridge University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Through compelling research and company examples, Shell, McKinsey & Company, authors Etienne Wenger, and the World Bank, including DaimlerChrysler, Richard McDermott, and William M.

Cultivating Communities of Practice #ad - Underscoring the new central role communities of practice are playing in today's knowledge economy, Cultivating Communities of Practice is the definitive guide to fostering, designing, and developing these powerful groups within and across organizations. Snyder show how world-class organizations have leveraged communities of practice to drive strategy, transfer best practices, solve problems, generate new business opportunities, develop employees' professional skills, and recruit and retain top talent.

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Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives

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Cambridge University Press #ad - The communities discussed in the book are midwives, butchers, and recovering alcoholics, tailors, quartermasters, however, the process by which participants in those communities learn can be generalized to other social groups. The authors maintain that learning viewed as situated activity has as its central defining characteristic a process they call legitimate peripheral participation.

Learners participate in communities of practitioners, moving toward full participation in the sociocultural practices of a community. Legitimate peripheral participation provides a way to speak about crucial relations between newcomers and oldtimers and about their activities, identities, artifacts, knowledge and practice.

Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives #ad - . Cambridge University Press. In this important theoretical treatise, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, Jean Lave, push forward the notion of situated learning--that learning is fundamentally a social process and not solely in the learner's head. Cambridge University Press. Used book in Good Condition.

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Designing for Change: Using social learning to understand organizational transformation

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Learning 4 A Small Planet #ad - This book is a case study of the University Innovation Fellows student program, an example of how their theories have played out in higher education. Cambridge University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge University Press. Designing for change brings to life decades of research in social learning theory by Beverly and Etienne Wenger-Trayner.

Designing for Change: Using social learning to understand organizational transformation #ad - While learning has historically been associated with mental acquisition of a curriculum, schools today are recognizing that our young people must graduate prepared to tackle complex, real-world problems that are rarely found in textbooks. How might higher education change in order to provide students opportunities to gain these necessary skills and mindsets? The social learning framework in this book is brought to life by stories and data from a program that has pioneered a novel approach to transforming colleges and universities.

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Learning and Everyday Life: Access, Participation, and Changing Practice

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Cambridge University Press #ad - At the same time, the book demonstrates the changing character of Lave's own research practice over two decades. Cambridge University Press. Analyzing two decades of ethnographic studies of craft apprenticeship, she explores teaching as learning and examines the reciprocal effects of theories of everyday life and learning.

Gomes, this book weaves together ethnographic accounts of work and learning, apprenticeship and everyday life, through a critical theory of practice. Each chapter explores in different ways the proposition that learning is a collective, transformative process of change in the historically political complex relations of everyday life.

Learning and Everyday Life: Access, Participation, and Changing Practice #ad - Lave addresses work practices and everyday life and discusses the problem of context and decontextualization. Written by world-renowned social anthropologist, Jean Lave, with an afterword by Brazilian anthropologist Ana Maria R. Cambridge University Press. Used book in Good Condition.

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Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities

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CPsquare #ad - Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities #ad - Technology has changed what it means for communities to "be together. Digital tools are now part of most communities' habitats. Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice of stewarding technology for communities.

Whether you want to ground your technology stewardship in theory and deepen your practice, or whether you just want practical advice, whether you are a community leader or sponsor who wants to understand how communities and technology intersect, this is the book for you. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success

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Corwin #ad - Used book in Good Condition. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. Used book in Good Condition. Reflective oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities.

The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success #ad - Links to online guides and resources. Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts. From daunting to doable in six steps  The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. Cambridge University Press. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including: A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy’s process.

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Practical Statistics for Educators

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - The book introduces educational students and practitioners to the use of statistics in education. The use of formulas and equations is minimal and is only used to explain certain points; therefore, the book users are not required to do any computations. Exercises and activities at the end of the chapters allow readers to apply their newly-acquired knowledge.

Chapter previews and summaries and a glossary of the main terms and concepts help readers navigate the book and focus on the most important points. Used book in Good Condition. Corwin Pr. Examples taken from the field of education are presented to illustrate the various concepts, terms, and statistical tests that are discussed in the book.

Practical Statistics for Educators #ad - It is also a valuable resource and guidebook for educational practitioners who wish to study their own settings. Cambridge University Press. Practical statistics for educators, Fifth Edition, is a clear and easy-to-follow text written specifically for education students in introductory statistics courses and in action research courses.

. The topics of testing and test score interpretation, reliability, and validity are included in the book to help educators understand these topics that are essential for practitioners in education. Used book in Good Condition. Basic concepts in statistics are explained in a clear language.

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Experience And Education

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Free Press #ad - Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism.

His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, on that offers a true learning situation that is both historical and social, predicates an American educational system that respects all sources of experience, most readable form, both orderly and dynamic. Cambridge University Press. Used book in Good Condition.

Experience And Education #ad - Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Free Press. Corwin Pr. Cambridge University Press. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Experience and education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century.

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Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better

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Harvard Education Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In learning to Improve, the authors argue for a new approach. Rather than “implementing fast and learning slow, ” they believe educators should adopt a more rigorous approach to improvement that allows the field to “learn fast to implement well. Using ideas borrowed from improvement science, the authors show how a process of disciplined inquiry can be combined with the use of networks to identify, adapt, and successfully scale up promising interventions in education.

As a field, education has largely failed to learn from experience. Organized around six core principles, the book shows how “networked improvement communities” can bring together researchers and practitioners to accelerate learning in key areas of education. Corwin Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge University Press.

Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better #ad - Cambridge University Press. Free Press. Time after time, promising education reforms fall short of their goals and are abandoned as other promising ideas take their place. Examples include efforts to address the high rates of failure among students in community college remedial math courses and strategies for improving feedback to novice teachers.

Learning to improve offers a new paradigm for research and development in education that promises to be a powerful driver of improvement for the nation’s schools and colleges.

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