Learning for Life in the 21st Century: Sociocultural Perspectives on the Future of Education / Edition 1

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United by the belief that the most significant factor in shaping the minds of young people is the cultural setting in which learning takes place, the twenty eminent contributors to this volume present new thinking on education across the boundaries of school, home, work and community.

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"Throughout, the editors achieve their stated goals, moving fromthe conceptual to the practical, and from treating younger to olderage groups. Chapter contributors, from universities and researchcenters in seven countries including the US, appear to be expertsin their areas. They present both their own research findings andreviews of others' research. [...] The book is generally organizedwell, with a synoptic afterword by Luis Moll [...] Interestedreaders should find the book useful. Summing up: Recommended.Upper-division undergraduates and above." P. M. Socoski, CityCollege, Choice, March 2003

"Learning for Life in the 21st Century is an impressiveand ambitious book." Carey Jewitt, University of London,Educational Review, Vol.55, November 2003

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631223313
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/18/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Wells is Professor of Education at the Universityof California at Santa Cruz.

Guy Claxton is Visiting Professor of Learning Science atthe University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

1. Sociocultural Perspectives on the Future of Education: GordonWells And Guy Claxton.

2. Education for the Learning Age: A Sociocultural Approach toLearning to Learn: Guy Claxton.

3. Becoming the Village Education Across Lives: Jay L.Lemke.

4. The Gift of Confidence: A Vygotskian View of Emotions:Holbrook Mahn and Vera John-Steiner.

5. From Activity to Directivity: The Question of Involvement inEducation: Pablo Del Río and Amelia Álvarez.

6. Sociocultural Perspectives on Assessment: Caroline Gipps.

7. Teaching, Learning and Development: A Post-VygotskianPerspective: Anna Stetsenko And Igor Arievitch.

8. Emerging Learning Narratives: A Perspective from EarlyChildhood Education: Margaret Carr.

9. Semiotic Mediation and Mental Development in PluralisticSocieties: Some Implications for Tomorrow's Schooling: RuqaiyaHasan.

10. Learning to Argue and Reason Through Discourse inEducational Settings: Clotilde Pontecorvo And Laura Sterponi.

11.Developing Dialogues: Neil Mercer.

12. Supporting Students' Learning of SignificantMathematical Ideas: Paul Cobb And Kay Mcclain.

13. A Developmental Teaching Approach to Schooling: SethChaiklin.

14. Standards for Pedagogy: Research, Theory and Practive:Stephanie Stoll Dalton and Roland G. Tharp.

15. Enquiry as an Orientation for Learning, Teaching andTeacher Education: Gordon Wells.

16. Can a School Community Learn to Master Its Own Future? : AnActivity-Theoretical Study of Expansive Learning Among MiddleSchool Teachers: Yrjö Engeström, Ritva Engeström andArja Suntio.

17. Cultural Historical Activity Theory and the Expantion ofOpportunities for Learning After School: Katherine Brown AndMichael Cole.

18. Building a Community of Educators Versus EffectingConceptual Change in Individual Students: Multicaultural Educationfor Preservice Teachers: Eugene Matusov And Renée Hayes.

19.Organising Excursions into Specialist DiscourseCommunities: A Sociocultural Account of University Teaching:Andy Northedge.

20. Afterword: Luis C. Moll.

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