Situated Language and Learning by James Paul Gee
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Situated Language and Learning
By James Paul Gee

Situated Language and Learning

A Critique of Traditional Schooling

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Situated Language and Learning by James Paul Gee

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Why do poor and minority students under-perform in school? Do computer games help or hinder learning? What can new research in psychology teach our educational policy-makers? In this major new book, Gee tackles the 'big ideas' about language, literacy and learning, putting forward an integrated theory that crosses disciplinary boundaries, and applying it to some of the very real problems that face educationalists today. Situated Language and Learning looks at the specialist academic varieties of language that are used in disciplines such as mathematics and the sciences. It argues that the language acquisition process needed to learn these forms of language is not given enough attention by schools, and that this places unfair demands on poor and minority students. The book compares this with learning as a process outside the classroom, applying this idea to computer and video games, and exploring the particular processes of learning which take place as a child interacts with others and technology to learn and play. In doing so, Gee examines what video games can teach us about how to improve learning in schools and engages with current debates on subjects such as 'communities of practice' and 'digital literacies'. Bringing together the latest research from a number of disciplines, Situated Language and Learning is a bold and controversial book by a leading figure in the field, and is essential reading for anyone interested in education and language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415317771
ISBN-10: 0415317770
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 7mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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