Learning research as a human science /

A central premise of this volume is that the study of human learning is best understood as a human science. The human sciences include academic disciplines in the social sciences and some of the humanities (e.g., history), as well as interdisciplinary fields like education, whose objects of study ar...

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Corporate Author: National Society for the Study of Education.
Other Authors: Penuel, William R., 1970-, O'Connor, Kevin.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, [2010]
Series:Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education ; 109th, pt. 1.
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Summary:A central premise of this volume is that the study of human learning is best understood as a human science. The human sciences include academic disciplines in the social sciences and some of the humanities (e.g., history), as well as interdisciplinary fields like education, whose objects of study are human action in its various contexts. The fundamental principles articulated in this book are: Foregrounding values in interpreting learning; Interpreting the scope and limits of agency of learners and researchers; Postulating the teloi of learning; Locating and expanding responsibility for deciding the teloi of learning. - Introduction.
Physical Description:viii, 283 p. : ill., charts ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISSN:0077-5762 ;