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ERIC Number: ED528913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-20
Pages: 350
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-9421-0
Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments. Second Edition
Jonassen, David, Ed.; Land, Susan, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments" provides students, faculty, and instructional designers with a clear, concise introduction to the major pedagogical and psychological theories and their implications for the design of new learning environments for schools, universities, or corporations. Leading experts describe the most important contemporary theories that form the foundation of the conception and design of student-centered learning environments and new applications of educational technologies. This book is well suited as a textbook for courses in instructional design, educational psychology, learning theory, curriculum theory and design, and related areas. The rise of constructivism and its associated theories represented a paradigm shift for educators and instructional designers to a view of learning as necessarily more social, conversational, and constructive than traditional transmissive views of learning. This bestselling book was the first to provide a manageable overview of the altered field, and the second edition has been fully updated to include expert introductions to metacognition, Argumentation, and other key contemporary theories. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, Overview, contains the following: (1) Student-Centered Learning Environments: Foundations, Assumptions and Design (Susan Land, Michael Hannafin and Kevin Oliver. Part II, Theoretical Perspectives for Learning Environments, contains the following: (2) From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice (Sasha Barab and Thomas Duffy); (3) Designing Model-Based Learning Environments to Support Mental Models for Learning (Pablo Pirnay-Dummer, Dirk Ifenthaler and Norbert M. Seel and Albert Ludwigs); (4) Conceptual Change (David Jonassen and Matthew Easter); (5) Argumentation and Student-Centered Learning Environments (E. Michael Nussbaum); (6) Theory and Practice of Case-Based Learning Aids (Janet L. Kolodner, Brian Dorn, Jakita Owensby Thomas and Mark Guzdial); (7) Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning in Student-Centered Learning Environments (Roger Azevedo, Reza F. Behnagh, Melissa Duffy, Jason M. Harley and Gregory Trevors); (8) Embodied Cognition and Learning Environment Design (John B. Black, Ayelet Segal, Jonathan Vitale and Cameron Fadjo); (9) Everyday Expertise: Learning within and across Formal and Informal Settings (Heather Toomey Zimmerman and Phillip Bell); (10) Activity Theory in the Learning Technologies (Ben DeVane and Kurt Squire); (11) Learning Communities: Theoretical Foundations for Making Connections (Janette R. Hill); and (12) What Is a Community of Practice and How Can We Support It? (Christopher Hoadley). Part III, Theoretical Perspective for Investigating Learning Environments, contains the following: (13) Learning Environments as Emergent Phenomena: Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Complexity (Michael Jacobson and Manu Kapur). [For the first edition, "Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments", see ED528911.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A