Evaluating Cognitive Competences in Interaction

Evaluating Cognitive Competences in Interaction

by Gitte Rasmussen, Inka Koskela, Ilkka Arminen, Tom Koole
     
 
Evaluation is a part of everyday life. Competences, knowledge and skills are assessed in ordinary as well as in institutional settings like hospitals, clinics and schools. This volume investigates how evaluations are being carried out interactionally. More specifically, it explores how people evaluate each others’ cognitive competences as they deal with each

Overview

Evaluation is a part of everyday life. Competences, knowledge and skills are assessed in ordinary as well as in institutional settings like hospitals, clinics and schools. This volume investigates how evaluations are being carried out interactionally. More specifically, it explores how people evaluate each others’ cognitive competences as they deal with each others’ understandings, knowings, feelings, doings, hearings and learnings face-to-face.
The contributions focus on different evaluation activities in a variety of institutional settings in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Holland and the United States of America.
All the contributions approach the theme by use of Ethnomethodology (EM) and/or Conversation Analysis (CA). Thus, the analytic interests concern how participants organize activities of evaluating cognitive competences by means of recognizable interactional methods. This approach differs from other approaches and research interests within cognitive science as it concentrates on how people in interaction orient towards cognitive competence irrespective of scientific theories.

Editorial Reviews

Chi Chang-hai
This collection can be regarded as a complement to classical cognitive studies, in that cognitive competence is treated here as an observable object for participants in interaction. [...] This book should be of interest to graduate students, advanced undergraduates and scholars of discourse analysis who would like to learn the latest developments in cognition and/or interaction studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027256300
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/21/2012
Series:
Pragmatics & Beyond New Series , #225
Pages:
244

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