Learning & Knowledge

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This textbook is founded on the idea of learning as knowledge construction and the implications of this for the nature of knowledge and for the way it is acquired.

The first section examines the nature of knowledge from several perspectives. The dominant theme is that views of learning closely relate to views of knowledge. The second section considers what it is to be knowledgeable. Expertise and types of knowledge are considered using ...
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Overview

This textbook is founded on the idea of learning as knowledge construction and the implications of this for the nature of knowledge and for the way it is acquired.

The first section examines the nature of knowledge from several perspectives. The dominant theme is that views of learning closely relate to views of knowledge. The second section considers what it is to be knowledgeable. Expertise and types of knowledge are considered using examples from different phases of education and subject areas. The final part of the book focuses on learning within domains and what this means from different subject perspectives.

Learning and Knowledge is a Course Reader for The Open University course E836 Learning Curriculum and Assessment.
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Robert Mc Cormick and Carrie Paechter
Learning and Knowledge Construction
PART ONE: THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING
Epistemology and Education - Israel Scheffler
Authentic School Science - Wolff-Michael Roth
Intellectual Traditions
Legitimate Peripheral Participation in Communities of Practice - Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger
Perspectives on the Nature of Science - R Driver, et al
The Curriculum as Socially Organised Knowledge - Michael Young
Music, Music Education and the Bourgeois Aesthetic - Gary Spruce
Developing a Music Curriculum for the New Millennium
PART TWO: LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Expert Knowledge and Processes of Thinking - Robert Glaser
Knowledge at Work - Sylvia Scribner
Practical Knowledge - Robert Mc Cormick
A View from the Snooker Table
Achievement and Theories of Knowing and Learning - J G Greeno, P D Pearson and A H Schoenfeld
Meaning and Values in Test Validation - Samuel Messick
The Science and Ethics of Assessment
PART THREE: LEARNING IN DOMAINS
On Understanding the Nature of Scientific Knowledge - Susan Carey and Carol Smith
Medical Education; Or The Art of Keeping a Balance Between Science and Pragmatics - H P A Boshuizen
Mathematics (Grades 7-12) - Steven R Williams
Some Voices Are More Equal than Others - Carrie Paechter
Subject and Other in the School Curriculum
Content as Context - Pamela L Grossman and Susan S Stodolsky
The Role of School Subjects in Secondary School Teaching

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