Author: Johanna Rendle-short
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Keywords: ethnomethodology, conversation, analysis, directions, action, situated, presentation, academic
Number of Pages: 173
Published: 2006-11-11
List price: $110.00
ISBN-10: 0754645975
ISBN-13: 9780754645979

Is giving a presentation an easy task? In this book, the author unpacks this seemingly simple task to show the complexity that underlies it. Examining the academic presentation as a case in point, the author details when things go according to plan from the perspective of the listening audience and shows how seminar presenters interact with the audience and objects around them to produce a coherent whole that is the academic presentation. Through detailed examination of talk-in-interaction the book throws light on one instance of talk as situated practice, demonstrating the ordinariness of the

Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: schooling, literacies, traditional, critique, language, learning, situated
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 2004-08-25
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 0415317762
ISBN-13: 9780415317764

Why do poor and minority students under-perform in school? Do computer games help or hinder learning? What can new research in psychology teach our educational policy-makers?In this major new book, Gee tackles the ’big ideas’ about language, literacy and learning, putting forward an integrated theory that crosses disciplinary boundaries, and applying it to some of the very real problems that face educationalists today.Situated Language and Learning looks at the specialist academic varieties of language that are used in disciplines such as mathematics and the sciences. It argues tha

Authors:David Kirshner, James A. Whitso,
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: psychological, perspectives, semiotic, social, cognition, situated
Number of Pages: 336
Published: 1997-05-01
List price: $115.00
ISBN-10: 080582037X
ISBN-13: 9780805820379

This book is a result of a symposium at a recent annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association that explored foundational issues relative to situated cognition theory. Its chapters contribute to discourse about repositioning situated cognition theory within the broader supporting disciplines and to resolving the problematics addressed within the book. There is a cumulative vision to the book -- its theme is that the notion of the individual in situated cognition theory needs to be fundamentally reformulated. No theoretical reconfiguration of the social world or of social pra

Authors:Harry Berger Jr., Judith Anderson,
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Keywords: cultural, representations, bodies, texts, utterances, situated
Number of Pages: 396
Published: 2005-04-15
List price: $34.00
ISBN-10: 0823224295
ISBN-13: 9780823224296

Berger describes himself as a reconstructed old New Critic,and hispublications over the past fifty years have centered on investigations of theways in which texts represent both themselves and their situations of utterance.The thirteen chapters of the present book illustrate the range of his inquiryacross several cultures and disciplines. They also demonstrate the interpretiverichness, the theoretical acumen, and the energetic prose that characterize thework of one of America’s premier close readers.Situated Utterances is divided into four parts. In Part One Berger designs ananalytical m

Author: Horst Hendriks-Janse
Publisher: The MIT Pre
Keywords: evolution, human, thought, emergence, interactive, ourselves, situated, activity, catching
Number of Pages: 379
Published: 1996-06-06
List price: $60.00
ISBN-10: 0262082462
ISBN-13: 9780262082464

"Catching Ourselves in the Act is no less than an attempt to explain intelligence. Delightful how the author dismantles traditional views in psychology, artificial intelligence, ethology, and philosophy. But he goes beyond criticism by providing alternative explanations, drawing on recent work in situated robotics. A masterpiece in combining detailed analysis with grand theorizing. A must for any cognitive scientist." -- Rolf Pfeifer, AI Laboratory, Computer Science Department, University of Zurich Catching Ourselves in the Act uses situated robotics, ethology, and developmental psychology to

Author: William J. Clancey
Publisher: Cambridge University Pre
Keywords: social, doing, cognitive, computational, perspectives, learning, representations, cognition, human, knowledge, computer, situated
Number of Pages: 428
Published: 1997-08-28
List price: $53.00
ISBN-10: 0521448719
ISBN-13: 9780521448710

This text deals with recent changes in the design of intelligent machines. New computer models of vision and navigation in animals suggest a different way to build machines. Cognition is viewed not just in terms of high-level "expertise," but in the ability to find one’s way around the world, to learn new ways of seeing things, and to coordinate activity. This approach is called situated cognition. Situated Cognition differs from other purely philosophical treatises in that Clancey, an insider who has built expert systems for twenty years, explores the limitations of existing computer pr

Author: Lucy Suchman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: social, doing, cognitive, computational, perspectives, learning, actions, machine, reconfigurations, plans, situated, human
Number of Pages: 326
Published: 2006-12-04
List price: $32.99
ISBN-10: 052167588X
ISBN-13: 9780521675888

This book considers how agencies are currently figured at the human-machine interface, and how they might be imaginatively and materially reconfigured. Contrary to the apparent enlivening of objects promised by the sciences of the artificial, the author proposes that the rhetorics and practices of those sciences work to obscure the performative nature of both persons and things. The question then shifts from debates over the status of human-like machines, to that of how humans and machines are enacted as similar or different in practice, and with what theoretical, practical and political conse
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