9780521558518

Understanding Practice : Perspectives on Activity and Context

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780521558518

  • ISBN10:

    0521558514

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-05-31
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $72.99 Save up to $3.39
  • Buy New
    $70.80
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    SPECIAL ORDER: 1-2 WEEKS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Understanding Practice brings together the many different perspectives that have been applied to examining social context. From Ole Dreier's work on the therapeutic relationship, to Hugh Mehan's work on learning by disabled students, to Charles and Janet Keller's work on blacksmithing, the chapters form a diverse and fascinating look at situated learning. A distinctive feature of the book is the wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the problem of understanding cognition in everyday settings.

Table of Contents

Series foreword vii
List of contributors
ix
Part I Introduction
The practice of learning
3(32)
Jean Lave
Part II Learning craftwork
Learning to navigate
35(29)
Edwin Hutchins
Developmental studies of work as a testbench of activity theory: The case of primary care medical practice
64(40)
Yrjo Engestrom
Re-searching psychotherapeutic practice
104(21)
Ole Dreier
Thinking and acting with iron
125(19)
Charles Keller
Janet Dixon Keller
Artificial intelligence as craftwork
144(35)
Lucy A. Suchman
Randall H. Trigg
Behavior setting analysis of situated learning: The case of newcomers
179(36)
Urs Fuhrer
Part III Learning as social production
Examinations reexamined: Certification of students or certification of knowledge?
215(26)
Steinar Kvale
Beneath the skin and between the ears: A case study in the politics of representation
241(28)
Hugh Mehan
The acquisition of a child by a learning disability
269(37)
R. P. McDermott
Context and scaffolding in developmental studies of mother-child problem-solving dyads
306(21)
Harold G. Levine
Solving everyday problems in the formal setting: An empirical study of the school as context for thought
327(16)
Roger Saljo
Jan Wyndhamn
Teacher's directives: The social construction of ``literal meanings'' and ``real worlds'' in classroom discourse
343(34)
Norris Minick
Part IV Conclusion
Understanding the social scientific practice of Understanding practice
377(26)
Seth Chaiklin
Author index 403(5)
Subject index 408

Rewards Program

Write a Review