Learners, Learning and Educational Activity offers a new and creative approach to the psychology of learning. The central idea in the book is that learning in schools and other educational settings is best understood by paying attention to both individual learners and the educational contexts in which learning takes place.
Providing an accessible introduction to new ideas and recent developments in cognitive and socio-cultural perspectives on learning, the book reviews advances in selected topics that are especially relevant for teachers and other educators. These include:
By illustrating connections between individual and social aspects of learning in educational settings in and out of school, the book encourages teachers, parents and other educators to think about learners and learning in new ways.
"A welcome contribution to educational studies shelves that reviews crucial topics and problems confronted by teachers and educational professionals on a day-to-day basis." – James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, May 2008
1. Psychological and Social Perspectives on Learning and Development 2. Becoming Proficient 3. Consciousness and Control 4. Cultural Perspectives on Learning and Thinking 5. Learning Up Close 6. Exploring Connections between Individual and Culture at Home and at School 7. Individual and Social Perspectives Reconsidered
Foundations and Futures of Education focuses on key emerging issues in education as well as continuing debates within the field. The series is inter-disciplinary, and includes historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and comparative perspectives on the purposes and nature of education; increasing interdisciplinarity within the field; and the theory-practice divide.