Rethinking Contexts for Learning and Teaching: Communities, Activites and Networks

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Drawing upon a variety of academic disciplines this book explores some of the different means of understanding teaching and learning, both in and across contexts, the issues they raise and their implications for pedagogy and research.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Life as a learning context?
Conceptualizing Contexts of Learning
Two Texts in contexts: Theorizing learning by looking at genre and activity
Contexts of teaching and learning: an actor-network view of the classroom
Beyond 'mutual constitution': looking at learning and context from the perspective of complexity theory
Pragmatism's contribution to understanding learning-in-context
Cases of Learning and Context
The textual mediation of learning in college contexts
Mediating contexts in classroom practices
Worlds within worlds: The relational dance between context and learning in the workplace
Technology-mediated learning contexts
'The boundaries are different out here': Learning relationships in community-based further education
Inferences for Learning and Context
The implications of learning contexts for pedagogical practice
Implications for researching learning contexts
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