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Discourse, Tools and Reasoning : Essays on Situated Cognition - L. B. Resnick

Discourse, Tools and Reasoning

Essays on Situated Cognition

By: L. B. Resnick (Editor), Roger Salijo (Editor), Clotilde Pontecorvo (Editor), Barbara Burge (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th November 1997
ISBN: 9783540635116
Number Of Pages: 482

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Not long ago, projections of how office technologies would revolutionize the production of documents in a high-tech future carriedmany promises. The paperĀ­ less office and the seamless and problem-free sharing of texts and other work materials among co-workers werejust around the corner, we were told. To anyone who has been involved in putting together a volume of the present kind, such forecasts will be met with considerable skepticism, if not outright distrust. The diskette, the email, the fax, the net, and all the other forms of communication that are now around are powerful assets, but they do not in any way reduce the flow of paper or the complexity of coordinating activities involved in producing an artifact such as a book. Instead, the reverse seems to be true. Obviously, the use of such tools requires considerable skill at the center of coordination, to borrow an expression from a chapter in this volume. As editors, we have been fortunate to have Ms. Lotta Strand, Linkoping University, at the center of the distributed activity that producing this volume has required over the last few years. With her considerable skill and patience, Ms. Strand and her work provide a powerful illustration of the main thrust of most of the chapters in this volume: Practice is a coordination of thinking and action, and many things had to be kept in mind during the production of this volume.

Distributed cognition: Tools, discourse, and activity in complex work environments
Negotiating identities: The construction of socio-cognitive communities
Learning in practice: How people and tools shape one another
Accountable talk: Learning to reason
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ISBN: 9783540635116
ISBN-10: 3540635114
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 20th November 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.86