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The Knowledge Economy and Education

Learning across Contexts in the Knowledge Society

Editors: Erstad, O., Kumpulainen, K., Mäkitalo, Å., Schrøder, K.C., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Jóhannsdóttir, T. (Eds.)

  • This book explores new conceptions of learning that are better suited to the needs and challenges of the knowledge society
    This book traces experiences of students across multiple sites and contexts as a means to generate new knowledge about the borders and edges of different learning practices
    From a specific Nordic perspective, this book asks whether it is possible to envisage new models of teaching and learning which take seriously both the responsibility to social justice and social wellbeing which underpinned a commitment to mass education of the 20th century, as well as to the radical challenges to traditional educational models offered by the new socio-technical spaces and practices of the 21st century
           

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About this book

Developments within the “knowledge society,” especially those resulting from technological innovation, have intensified an interest in the relationship between different contexts and multiple sites of learning across what is often termed as formal, non-formal and informal learning environments. The aim of this book is to trace learning and experience across multiple sites and contexts as a means to generate new knowledge about the borders and edges of different practices and the boundary crossings these entail in the learning lives of young people in times of dynamic societal, environmental, economic, and technological change. The empirical research discussed in this book has grown out of a Nordic network of researchers. The research initiatives in the Nordic countries tend to avoid the more spectacular debates over the future of the educational institutions that tend to dominate and obscure discussions on education in the knowledge society, and which look to models of informal learning, whether in the “learning communities” of workplaces and families or in the new socio-technical spaces of the Internet, as a source of alternative educational strategies. Rather, Nordic researchers more modestly ask whether it is possible to envisage new models of teaching and learning which take seriously both the responsibility to social justice and social wellbeing, which, at least rhetorically, underpinned a commitment to mass education of the 20th century, as well as to the radical challenges to traditional educational models offered by the new socio-technical spaces and practices of the 21st century.      

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Tracing Learning Experiences Within and Across Contexts

    Erstad, Ola (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

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  • Connecting Learning across School and Out-of-School Contexts

    Rajala, Antti (et al.)

    Pages 15-35

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  • Deciphering the Anatomy of Scientific Argumentation

    Edstrand, Emma (et al.)

    Pages 39-60

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  • The Performative Relation Between Storyteller, Story, and Children

    Aadland, Kristin

    Pages 61-84

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  • The Dangers of having Fun – Doing Production Work in School

    Amdam, Synnøve H.

    Pages 85-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning across Contexts in the Knowledge Society
Editors
  • Ola Erstad
  • Kristiina Kumpulainen
  • Åsa Mäkitalo
  • Kim Christian Schrøder
  • Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
  • Thuridur Jóhannsdóttir
Series Title
The Knowledge Economy and Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-414-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-414-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 225
Topics