Toward a Biologically Plausible Approach
Psychology, quantitative or qualitative, tends to conceive of the human person using metaphysical concepts and to separate the practical, affective, and intellectual aspects of participation in everyday life. Lev S. Vygotsky, however, was working towards a "concrete human psychology," a goal...
To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Psychology Press
Talking the Talk
In what way do educators understand the language they use to make sense of the educational environment? How does language enable educators and how can they consciously make the most of its potential? Using the right language and setting the correct tone in the school classroom has repercussions for...
Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge
Mathematics in the Flesh
This study examines the origins of geometry in and out of the intuitively given everyday lifeworlds of children in a second-grade mathematics class. These lifeworlds, though pre-geometric, are not without model objects that denote and come to anchor geometric idealities that they...
Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge
Taking a Stand(point)
Contributing to the social justice agenda of redefining what science is and what it means in the everyday lives of people, this book introduces science educators to various dimensions of viewing science and scientific literacy from the standpoint of the learner, engaged with real everyday...
Published April 1st 2009 by Routledge
Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Polarization
"This book frames the major challenge facing educational researchers as one of going beyond the mindless qualitative-quantitative divide and addressing the overarching/fundamental challenge of enriching and enlarging educational inquiry. It is a signature contribution to the field." - Clifton F....
Published December 3rd 2008 by Routledge
Multiple Voices of Teaching and Learning Research
Establishing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities: Multiple Voices of Teaching and Learning Research is designed to encourage discussion of issues surrounding the reform of classroom science discourse among teachers, teacher educators, and researchers. The contributors--some of the top...
Published September 17th 2004 by Routledge
A Special Issue Ofmind, Culture, and Activity
This special issue arose from an event sponsored by the special interest group for cultural-historical activity theory during the 2001 American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting in Seattle, WA. Although the theme was very open, all the papers turned in at the event dealt with a core...
Published August 12th 2004 by Psychology Press
Series: Critical Social Thought
Rethinking Scientific Literacy presents a new perspective on science learning as a tool for improving communities. By focusing on case studies inside and outside of the classroom, the authors illuminate the relevance of science in students' everyday lives, offering a new vision of scientific...
Published January 26th 2004 by Routledge