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The Future of Learning : Issues and Prospects :  Issues and Prospects - Mario Tokoro

The Future of Learning : Issues and Prospects

Issues and Prospects

By: Mario Tokoro (Editor), Luc Steels (Editor)

Hardcover Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9781586033194
Number Of Pages: 260

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The goal of this publication is to publish multidisciplinary discussions that contribute to improving the education of children and adults of all ages anywhere on earth. These improvements must be founded on well thought out educational methodologies and policies and a better understanding of human learning. They can involve information technology (e-learning, Internet, broadband) but only as a support tool, not as an end in itself. The book identifies factors that contribute to the current crisis in education, which is now felt throughout the world. It reports on some innovative projects that give hope for the future, and surveys recent results in cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and educational psychology. This volume also examines the potential uses of broadband and mass media in supporting education.

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
Education Must Be Learner-Centered
The Knowledge Revolutionp. 15
Phases in Educational Historyp. 16
Learner-centered Learningp. 19
Brain Developmentp. 21
Conclusionp. 25
Group Discussion 1p. 29
Integrated Learning Environmentsp. 33
The Changing Spaces of Educationp. 34
Integrated Learning Environmentsp. 37
Learning to Learnp. 39
How Information Technology Helpsp. 42
Designp. 46
Conclusionsp. 47
Group Discussion 2p. 49
The Well-Functioning Classroom
The Joys of Preschool Learningp. 57
Our Image of the Childp. 58
The School Environmentp. 61
Participationp. 62
Progettazionep. 62
Documentationp. 63
The Pedagogy of Listeningp. 65
Conclusionp. 69
Group Discussion 3p. 73
Personality and Concept Formationp. 79
What Needs to be Learnedp. 80
The Double Move Approachp. 81
Different Learning Contextsp. 85
Motive Developmentp. 87
Conclusionp. 89
Group Discussion 4p. 93
The Developing Brain
The Infant Brainp. 101
Nature, Nurture and Constructivismp. 102
Watching the Brain Developp. 104
The Case of Face Processingp. 108
Conclusionsp. 110
Group Discussion 5p. 113
Oncenessp. 117
Group Discussion 6p. 125
Learning Must Be Social
Social Language Learningp. 133
The Origins of Meaningp. 134
How to Study Learning?p. 138
Language Gamesp. 141
Experimental Resultsp. 147
Implicationsp. 150
Group Discussion 7p. 159
Playing and Learning with Robotsp. 163
Introductionp. 164
Autismp. 165
Robots in Autism Therapyp. 166
Trials and Resultsp. 169
Instruction or Playp. 174
Challengesp. 175
Conclusionp. 177
Acknowledgementp. 177
Group Discussion 8p. 183
Learning Must Be Fun
The Motivated Brainp. 189
The Impact of Stressp. 190
Role of the Hippocampusp. 191
Brain Plasticityp. 192
Experience Enrichment and Deprivationp. 195
Having Control over the Environmentp. 199
Relationships to Learning and Educationp. 199
Group discussion 9p. 207
Mass Media and Sciencep. 211
Obstacles to Scientific Understandingp. 212
Improving Scientific Communicationp. 213
Conclusionsp. 215
Group discussion 10p. 219
Stimulating Brain Powerp. 223
The Need for Changep. 224
Attitude in Learningp. 224
Stimulating Brain Powerp. 226
"Soft" Thinking and Creativityp. 230
Conclusionp. 232
Group Discussion 11p. 235
A Peek into the Future
Brains at Playp. 241
List of Authorsp. 249
Subject Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9781586033194
ISBN-10: 1586033190
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: February 2003
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.54