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Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning: A Critical Perspective

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Publisher Comments:

Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning focuses on how education is understood in different cultures, the theories and related assumptions we make about learners and students and how we think about them, and how we can understand the principle actors in education - learners and teachers.

Within this volume, internationally renowned contributors address a number of fundamental questions designed to take the reader to the heart of current debates around pedagogy, globalisation, and learning and teaching, such as:

  • What role does culture play in our understanding of pedagogy?
  • What role do global influences, especially economic, cultural and social, have in shaping our understanding of education?
  • How does language influence our thinking about education?
  • What implications does our view of childhood have for education?
  • How do learners negotiate the transition between the different phases of education?
  • How best can children learn the 'school knowledge'?
  • What is a teacher? And how do teachers learn?
  • How do we understand learners, their minds, identity and development?

To encourage reflection, many of the chapters also include questions for debate and a guide to further reading.

Read alongside its companion volume, Knowledge, Values and Educational Policy, readers will be encouraged to consider and think about some of the key issues facing education and educationists today.

Book News Annotation:

Comparative pedagogy is said to be an area woefully neglected by British theorists. In this contribution to the field, educators at the U. of Bath, UK, introduce 17 thought-provoking essays in sections (each with its own introduction) on the understanding of education in different cultures; the learner in educational theory, practice, the information age, developmental, informal and formal contexts; and sociocultural and affective aspects of teaching and learning. Chapters by international scholars in education and related fields include theoretical frameworks (Vygotsky is prominent); research findings, case studies, reflective questions, further reading, and cartoons. This is the companion volume to Knowledge, Values and Educational Policy in the series. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning focuses on how education is understood in different cultures, the theories and related assumptions we make about learners and students and how we think about them, and how we can understand the principle actors in education - learners and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415491181
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Teaching
Editor:
Daniels, Harry
Editor:
Lauder, Hugh
Editor:
Porter, Jill
Author:
Daniels Harry
Author:
Daniels, Harry
Subject:
Educational sociology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Learning -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Education-General
Series:
Critical Perspectives on Education
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
9.70x6.80x.70 in. 1.35 lbs.

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