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Title Actions of their own to learn : studies in knowing, acting, and being / edited by Bonnie Shapiro
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Sense, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Transgressions: cultural studies and education ; TCSE124
Transgressions (Rotterdam, Netherlands) ; v. 124.
Contents Action to learn as a form of knowledge / Bonnie Shapiro -- Activism, action and becoming : taking action to learn what it means to embrace an activist/agentic research identity / Paul Hart and Catherine Hart -- Walking my talk : taking action to learn/relearn/unlearn towards engaged pedagogy / Peta White -- Transforming park education as a transformed park educator / Don Carruthers Den Hoed -- Taking actions to learn as part of a classroom collective / Jo Towers and Lyndon C. Martin -- Taking action to learn by asking one's own questions in a physics course for prospective teachers / Emily Hanke van Zee -- Primary school students' constructions of help-seeking : a resource -- For the design of learning environments / Bonnie Shapiro -- The school that listens : freedom to learn without labels / Alison Peacock -- Understanding and supporting professionals' own efforts to learn in online health disciplines course / Sherri Melrose
Summary "What does it mean to take actions of one's own to learn? How do human beings create meaning for themselves and with others? How can learners' active efforts to build knowledge be encouraged and supported? In this edited compilation, scholars from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds address these questions, grounded in the conviction that the ability to take effective action of one's own to learn is itself an essential form. In an era of dramatic social, environmental and political change, the need to access vast amounts of information to make decisions demands that learners become active agents in their own knowledge development. Educators are transforming ideas about their role(s) as they strive to provide guidance to help learners take the lead in their own learning. Learners are building new ideas about their capacities to gather and organize information while working with others. No longer simply consumers of information, they are beginning to see themselves as capable and effective researchers. Researchers are also expanding ideas about their knowledge-gathering work and identities. No longer simply reporters of information, researchers are seeing themselves as learners, as they engage in deeper, more collaborative ways with participants in their research. Chapter authors describe their dedicated, and often career long journeys to show the vital connections between knowledge, acting to learn, identity and being. To engage in this work means disrupting traditional ideas about how knowledge is most effectively acquired. This book will inspire researchers, educators and educational planners as they build the kinds of new participative structures needed to support individual and collective actions to learn"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Active learning.
Learning, Psychology of.
EDUCATION / Administration / General
EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
Active learning.
Learning, Psychology of.
Form Electronic book
Author Shapiro, Bonnie L., editor
LC no. 2018034087
ISBN 9789463512008