Discourse, Tools and Reasoning: Essays on Situated Cognition by Lauren B. ResnickDiscourse, Tools and Reasoning: Essays on Situated Cognition by Lauren B. Resnick

Discourse, Tools and Reasoning: Essays on Situated Cognition

EditorLauren B. Resnick, Roger Säljö, Clotilde Pontecorvo

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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To reason is to talk. To think is to use tools. To learn is to join a community of practice. This book explores thought and reasoning as inherently social practices, as actions situated in specific environments of demand, opportunity, and accountability. Authors from diverse disciplines - psychology, sociology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, anthropology - examine how people think and learn in settings as diverse as a factory, a classroom or an airplane cockpit. The tools that people use in these varied settings are both physical technologies and cultural constructions: concepts, structures of reasoning, and forms of discourse.This volume in the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology is based on an international conference on situated cognition and learning technologies.

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Title:Discourse, Tools and Reasoning: Essays on Situated CognitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:494 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642083374

ISBN - 13:9783642083372

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Distributed cognition: Tools, discourse, and activity in complex work environments.- Negotiating identities: The construction of socio-cognitive communities.- Learning in practice: How people and tools shape one another.- Accountable talk: Learning to reason.