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Studying Those who Study Us

Studying Those who Study Us

An Anthropologist in the World of Artificial Intelligence

  • Author: Diana Forsythe
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804742030
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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Diana E. Forsythe was a leading anthropologist of science, technology, and work who pioneered the field of the anthropology of artificial intelligence. This volume collects her best-known essays, along with other major works that remained unpublished upon her death in 1997. It is also an exemplar of how reflexive ethnography should be done.

Studying Virtual Math Teams

Studying Virtual Math Teams

  • Author: Gerry Stahl
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1441902376
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 626
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Studying Virtual Math Teams centers on detailed empirical studies of how students in small online groups make sense of math issues and how they solve problems by making meaning together. These studies are woven together with materials that describe the online environment and pedagogical orientation, as well as reflections on the theoretical implications of the findings in the studies. The nature of group cognition and shared meaning making in collaborative learning is a foundational research issue in CSCL. More generally, the theme of sense making is a central topic in information science. While many authors allude to these topics, few have provided this kind of detailed analysis of the mechanisms of intersubjective meaning making. This book presents a coherent research agenda that has been pursued by the author and his research group. The book opens with descriptions of the project and its methodology, as well as situating this research in the past and present context of the CSCL research field. The core research team then presents five concrete analyses of group interactions in different phases of the Virtual Math Teams research project. These chapters are followed by several studies by international collaborators, discussing the group discourse, the software affordances and alternative representations of the interaction, all using data from the VMT project. The concluding chapters address implications for the theory of group cognition and for the methodology of the learning sciences. In addition to substantial introductory and concluding chapters, this important new book includes analyses based upon the author's previous research, thereby providing smooth continuity and an engaging flow that follows the progression of the research. The VMT project has dual goals: (a) to provide a source of experience and data for practical and theoretical explorations of group knowledge building and (b) to develop an effective online environment and educational service for collaborative learning of mathematics. Studying Virtual Math Teams reflects these twin orientations, reviewing the intertwined aims and development of a rigorous science of small-group cognition and a Web 2.0 educational math service. It documents the kinds of interactional methods that small groups use to explore math issues and provides a glimpse into the potential of online interaction to promote productive math discourse.

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: R. Jon McGee,Richard L. Warms
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506307752
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1056
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Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.

Learning Trajectories, Innovation and Identity for Professional Development

Learning Trajectories, Innovation and Identity for Professional Development

  • Author: Anne Mc Kee,Michael Eraut
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789400717244
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 284
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Educators in the professions have always had unique demands placed upon them. These include the need to keep pace with rapidly evolving knowledge bases, developing skills and attitudes appropriate to practice, learning in the workplace and fostering public confidence. For twenty years, these new demands have created additional educational imperatives. Public accountability has become more intensive and extensive. Practitioners practice in climates more subject to scrutiny and less forgiving of error. The contexts in which professionals practice and learn have changed and these changes involve global issues and problems. Often, professionals are the first responders who are required to take an active stance in defining and solving problems. This book explores the pedagogic implications of these challenges internationally for a wide range of professions which include: accountants, military company commanders, surgeons, nurse practitioners, academic, managers, community physicians and dentists. The established view of professional development is about what the professional knows and can do. The authors broaden this view to include the systemic and contextual factors that affect learning, and the conditions necessary for effective practice and identity development across the professional lifespan. Authors examine the unique particularities and requirements of diverse professional groups. The editors emphasize new ideas and learning that emerges across the professions. As readers use this book as a pathway to their own innovations in scholarship and pedagogic research, they join their colleagues in supportingnew directions in learning, teaching and assessment across professions. This book was awarded the ‘Outstanding Research Publication award’ for 2012 by the American Educational Research Association’s Division I: ‘Education in the Professions’. “/p>

Prefiguring Cyberculture

Prefiguring Cyberculture

An Intellectual History

  • Author: Darren Tofts,Annemarie Jonson,Alessio Cavallaro
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262701082
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 328
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A multidisciplinary compilation of essays and other writings explores the antecedents of Internet technology in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, and others. (Technology)

Ancestors in Our Genome

Ancestors in Our Genome

The New Science of Human Evolution

  • Author: Eugene E. Harris (Professor)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199978034
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 226
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Geneticist Eugene Harris presents us with the complete and up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome.

Choice

Choice

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Best books
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Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

  • Author: FERGUSON,J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company
  • Publisher: Ferguson Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780816070664
  • Category: Vocational guidance
  • Page: 3776
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Alternative pathways in science and industry

Alternative pathways in science and industry

activism, innovation, and the environment in an era of globalization

  • Author: David J. Hess
  • Publisher: The MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262083591
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 334
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Combines theoretical discussion and case studies to demonstrate how social movements and related activism have affected innovation in science, technology, and industry in the United States.

Situational analysis

Situational analysis

grounded theory after the postmodern turn

  • Author: Adele Clarke
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 365
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Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Postmodern Turn provides an innovative approach to grounded theory useful in a wide array of qualitative research projects. Extending Anselm Strauss's ecological social worlds/arenas/discourses framework, this book offers researchers three kinds of maps that place an emphasis on the range of differences rather than commonalities, as found via the traditional grounded theory approach. These maps include situational, social worlds/arena, and positional maps.