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Distributed cognitions : psychological and educational considerations / edited by Gavriel Salomon.

Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
ISBN 0521414067

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Other Authors Salomon, Gavriel.
Subjects Apprentissage, Psychologie de l'
Apprentissage, Psychologie de l' -- Aspect social.
Apprentissage, Psychologie de l'.
Cognition -- Aspect social.
Cognition et culture.
Culturele aspecten.
Distributed cognition.
Kognitive Psychologie.
Learning, Psychology of -- Social aspects.
Pädagogische Psychologie.
Processos cognitivos.
Sociale aspecten.
Sociologie de l'éducation.
Sociologie de la connaissance.
Series Learning in doing.
Description xxi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Traditionally, human cognition has been seen as existing solely "inside" a person's head, and studies on cognition have by and large disregarded the social, physical, and artifactual surroundings in which cognition takes place. Recently, however, research in cognition and in such fields as anthropology and cultural psychology has compelled us to reexamine our preconceptions. The essays in this volume propose that a clearer understanding of human cognition would be achieved if studies were based on the concept that cognition is distributed among individuals, that knowledge is socially constructed through collaborative efforts to achieve shared objectives in cultural surroundings, and that information is processed between individuals and the tools and artifacts provided by culture. Although the phenomenon of distributed cognitions is a wide-ranging one with provocative consequences for theories of the mind, learning, and education, it has not yet been thoroughly examined. When "distributed cognitions" are the units of analysis for research and theory construction about reasoning and learning, several questions arise: What exactly is distributed and how does it become distributed? Are all cognitions always distributed? How do the distributed qualities of the mind relate to the ones that are still "inside" it? What constraints govern the dynamics of such distribution? In addressing these questions, this volume reveals their importance for such educational issues as the cultivation of mental skills, the acquisition of knowledge, and the role of social interaction and intelligent tools in the learning process.
Contents A cultural-historical approach to distributed cognition / Michael Cole and Yrjö Engeström -- Practices of distributed intelligence and designs for education / Roy D. Pea -- Person-plus : a distributed view of thinking and learning / D.N. Perkins -- No distribution without individuals' cognition : a dynamic interactional view / Gavriel Salomon -- Living knowledge : the social distribution of cultural resources for thinking / Luis C. Moll [and others] -- Finding cognition in the classroom : an expanded view of human intelligence / Thomas Hatch and Howard Gardner -- Distributed expertise in the classroom / Ann L. Brown [and others] -- On the distribution of cognition : some reflections / Raymond S. Nickerson.
Genre Aufsatzsammlung.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)27109439
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