Studies in Expansive Learning

Author: Yrjö Engeström
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316790703
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Professor Engeström's exciting approach sees expansive learning as the central mechanism of transformation in societal practices and institutions. For researchers and practitioners in education, this book provides a conceptual and practical toolkit for creating and analyzing expansive learning processes with the help of interventions in workplaces, schools and communities. Chapters 1-3 situate the theory of expansive learning in the field of learning science. Chapters 4-8 contain empirical studies of expansive learning in various organizational settings (such as banks, schools and hospitals). In Chapters 9-10, the author looks at new challenges and possibilities arising from rapidly spreading 'wildfire' activities (disaster relief, for example) and from the methodology of formative interventions aimed at triggering and supporting expansive learning. This book provides an integrative account of recent empirical studies and conceptual developments in the theory of expansive learning, and serves as a companion volume to Learning by Expanding.

Expertise in Transition

Author: Yrjö Engeström
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521404487
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book challenges standard notions of expertise. In today's world, truly effective expertise is built on fluid collaboration between practitioners from multiple backgrounds. Such collaborative expertise must also be transformative, must be able to tackle emerging new problems and changes in its organizational framework. Engeström argues that the transition toward collaborative and transformative expertise is based on three pillars: expertise needs to be understood and cultivated as a collective activity; expertise needs to be built on flexible knot-working among diverse practitioners; and expertise needs to be fostered as the expansive learning of models and patterns of activity that are in progress. In this book, Engeström recasts expertise as fluid collaboration on complex tasks that requires envisioning the future and mastering change.

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Author: Kolbaek, Ditte
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522540954
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience more effective communication and collaboration opportunities. Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations is a critical scholarly resource that identifies the new practices and techniques for leading, knowledge sharing, and learning through the use of online collaboration. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online collaboration and communication.

The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning

Author: Margaret Malloch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446248410
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Handbook provides a state-of-the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field, which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad-based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The editors draw together the three essential areas of Theory; Research and Practice; and Issues and Futures in the field of Workplace Learning. In addition, final chapters include recommendations for further development. Key researchers and writers in the field have approached workplaces as the base of learning about work, that is, work-based learning. There has also been emerging interest in variations of this idea such as learning about, through, and at work. Many of the theoretical discussions have centred on adult learning and some on learners managing their own learning, with emphasis on aspects such as communities of practice and self directed learning. In Europe and Australia, early work in the field was often linked to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) traditions with concerns around skills, competencies and 'on the job' learning. The idea that learning and workplaces had more to do with real lifelong and lifewide aspects than traditional "training" regimens has emerged in the last decade. Since the mid 1990s, the field has grown world-wide as an area of theory, research, and practical work that has not only expanded the interest but has also legitimized the area as a field of study, reflection, and progress. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state. It is a resource for researchers and academics interested in the scope and breadth of Workplace Learning..

T tigkeit Aneignung Bildung

Author: Ulrich Deinet
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658021209
Format: PDF
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Aneignung der gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Wirklichkeit ist eine der zentralen Entwicklungsaufgaben von Kindern und Jugendlichen. Nähert man sich den damit verbundenen Prozessen und Herausforderungen mit einer tätigkeitsorientierten Bildungsperspektive, werden auf subjektiver Ebene Bildungsprozesse sichtbar, die weit über formelles und informelles Lernen hinausgehen. Neben theoretischen Grundlagen und empirischen Ergebnissen fasst dieser Band vor allem neue Erkenntnisse (besonders im Bereich virtueller Räume) zum Aneignungskonzept zusammen und macht diese für pädagogisches Handeln - im Besonderen für die Felder Sozialer Arbeit - nutzbar

Lernkultur Kompetenzentwicklung aus kulturhistorischer Sicht

Author: Joachim Lompscher
Publisher: Lehmanns Media
ISBN: 3865418619
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Die vorliegende Studie entstand im Rahmen des vom Bundesbildungsministerium geförderten Forschungsprogramms „Lernkultur Kompetenzentwicklung“. Nach einer knappen Darstellung der Grundpositionen der von Vygotskij, Luria und Leont'ev begründeten Kulturhistorischen Schule wird die kulturhistorische Tätigkeitstheorie ausführlich dargestellt. Zahlreiche in der deutsch- und englischsprachigen Literatur nicht oder kaum bekannte Arbeiten der russischen Schüler und Nachfolger Vygotskijs et al. sowie Interviews mit einigen von ihnen wurden ausgewertet. Die im deutschen Sprachraum ungenügend bekannte englischsprachige Literatur zum Thema fand ebenfalls breite Aufmerksamkeit. Es wird ein differenzierter und instruktiver Überblick über die Entwicklung, die Leistungsfähigkeit, die aktuellen Probleme dieser Theorie sowie Anwendungen auf das Lernen Erwachsener im Arbeitsprozess vorgelegt. Joachim Lompscher (Diplom in Pädagogik und Psychologie Moskau 1955, Dr. paed. Leningrad 1958, Dr. sc. paed. Leipzig 1970) hat sich als Professor für Pädagogische Psychologie an der Akademie der Pädagogischen Wissenschaften der DDR vor allem mit der Lerntätigkeit und ihrer Ausbildung im Unterricht z. T. in Kooperation mit sowjetischen Fachkollegen sowie mit theoretischen und methodologischen Problemen der Pädagogischen Psychologie im Kontext der kulturhistorischen Tätigkeitstheorie beschäftigt. Nach der Liquidierung der APW 1990 arbeitslos, erhielt er 1993 eine Professur für Psychologische Didaktik an der Universität Potsdam, wo er an der Ausarbeitung und Realisierung des Potsdamer Modells der Lehrerbildung mitwirkte. Im Ruhestand seit 1997 setzt er seine Arbeit zur Förderung und Bekanntmachung der kulturhistorischen Theorie vorrangig im Rahmen der ICHS-Schriftenreihe und einer gleichnamigen Website fort.

From Teams to Knots

Author: Yrjö Engeström
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139469944
Format: PDF
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Teams are commonly celebrated as efficient and humane ways of organizing work and learning. By means of a series of in-depth case studies of teams in the United States and Finland over a time span of more than 10 years, this book shows that teams are not a universal and ahistorical form of collaboration. Teams are best understood in their specific activity contexts and embedded in historical development of work. Today, static teams are increasingly replaced by forms of fluid knotworking around runaway objects that require and generate new forms of expansive learning and distributed agency. This book develops a set of conceptual tools for analysis and design of transformations in collaborative work and learning.

Expansive Education

Author: Lucas, Bill
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247555
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book offers a powerful manifesto for schools to articulate a different vision of education that looks beyond exam success.

Learning and Collective Creativity

Author: Annalisa Sannino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135131120
Format: PDF
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This book brings together leading representatives of activity-theoretically-oriented and socioculturally-oriented research around the world, to discuss creativity as a collective endeavour strongly related to learning to face the societal challenges of our world. As history shows, major accomplishments in arts and technological innovations have allowed us to see the world differently and to identify new learning perspectives for the future which were seldom limited to individual action or isolated activities. This book, while primarily focused on educational insitutions, extends its examination of creativity and learning to include other settings (such as government agencies) beyond the limits of schooling.