Children and Adults in a School Community
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Learning Together by Barbara Rogoff
Book DescriptionAs the national debate about education intensifies, it is becoming clear that understanding how people learn is crucial to efforts to enhance education. In this book, Barbara Rogoff, author of the highly acclaimed book Apprenticship in Thinking, collaborates with Carolyn Goodman Turkanis and Leslee Bartlett, teachers at an innovative school in Salt Lake City, Utah to examine what is involved in learning - by students, parents and teachers alike. Eschewing the conventional idea that learning comes from the transmission of facts and concepts by experts, the editors and their colleagues focus on the idea of learning by collaborative participation with others in activities of mutual interest. This book demonstrates that learning as a community involves people learning together in purposeful activities, with mutual responsibilities, shared decision making, and motivation based on interest. At the Salt Lake City school, children as well as adults plan learning activities and adults learn as they guide children. The driving principle is that learning occurs through interested participation with other learners. In the view of many researchers, a paradigm shift is taking place in educational theory. This book contributes to this new theoretical perspective by examining ground breaking theory-in-practice. It should inspire researchers, educators, and parents to reflect on their own ideas about learning in their communities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195160314
(234mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara Rogoff
Destiny and Development, Hardback (May 2011)
Destiny and Development is an engaging narrative of one remarkable person's life and the life of her community that blends psychology, anthropology, and history to reveal the integral role that culture plays in human development.
Cultural Nature of Human Development, Hardback (February 2003)
The Cultural Nature of Human Development presents an account of human development that looks at the differences and similarities among cultures. Rogoff focuses on how culture matters in human development. The volume examines multiple aspects of development.
Apprenticeship in Thinking, Paperback (February 1992)» View all books by Barbara Rogoff
A study of the mental development of children, which examines children's learning as an apprenticeship, a social activity mediated by parents and peers who support and challenge the child's understanding and skills.
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