Studies in Expansive Learning: Learning What Is Not Yet There

Studies in Expansive Learning: Learning What Is Not Yet There

by Yrjo Engestrom


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ISBN-13: 9781107105201
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/24/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,020,521
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Yrj� Engestr�m is Professor of Adult Education and Director of the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE) at the University of Helsinki. He is also Professor Emeritus of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. Engestr�m applies and develops cultural-historical activity theory as a framework for the study of transformations and learning processes in work activities and organizations. He is widely known for his theory of expansive learning and for the interventionist methodology of developmental work research. His most recent books include From Teams to Knots: Activity-Theoretical Studies of Collaboration and Learning at Work and Learning by Expanding: An Activity-Theoretical Approach to Developmental Research.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - learning sciences at the threshold of expansion; 2. Whatever happened to process theories of learning?; 3. Studies of expansive learning - foundations, findings and future challenges; 4. Enriching the theory of expansive learning - lessons from journeys toward co-configuration; 5. From learning environments and implementation to activity systems and expansive learning; 6. Process enhancement versus community building - transcending the dichotomy through expansive learning; 7. Expansive learning in a library - actions, cycles and deviations from instructional intentions; 8. Beyond discontinuity - expansive organizational learning remembered; 9. Wildfire activities - new patterns of mobility and learning; 10. From design experiments to formative interventions; References; Index.

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