Situated Language and Learning

In this major new book, Gee tackles the 'big ideas' about language, literacy and learning, putting forward an integrated theory that crosses disciplinary boundaries, and applying it to some of the very real problems that face ...

Situated Language and Learning

Situated Language and Learning

Why do poor and minority students under-perform in school? Do computer games help or hinder learning? What can new research in psychology teach our educational policy-makers? In this major new book, Gee tackles the 'big ideas' about language, literacy and learning, putting forward an integrated theory that crosses disciplinary boundaries, and applying it to some of the very real problems that face educationalists today. Situated Language and Learning looks at the specialist academic varieties of language that are used in disciplines such as mathematics and the sciences. It argues that the language acquisition process needed to learn these forms of language is not given enough attention by schools, and that this places unfair demands on poor and minority students. The book compares this with learning as a process outside the classroom, applying this idea to computer and video games, and exploring the particular processes of learning which take place as a child interacts with others and technology to learn and play. In doing so, Gee examines what video games can teach us about how to improve learning in schools and engages with current debates on subjects such as 'communities of practice' and 'digital literacies'. Bringing together the latest research from a number of disciplines, Situated Language and Learning is a bold and controversial book by a leading figure in the field, and is essential reading for anyone interested in education and language.

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Situated Language and Learning
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: James Paul Gee
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Why do poor and minority students under-perform in school? Do computer games help or hinder learning? What can new research in psychology teach our educational policy-makers? In this major new book, Gee tackles the 'big ideas' about language, literacy and learning, putting forward an integrated theory that crosses disciplinary boundaries,
Situated Language Learning
Language: en
Pages: 9
Authors: Mahmoud M. S. Abdallah
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

Currently, there is a shift in language learning from the "acquisition" metaphor to the "participation" metaphor. This involves viewing learners as active constructors of knowledge who can collaborate together to create meaningful language learning situations and contextualised practices. Thus, this worksheet aims at exploring the concept of 'Situated Language Learning'
Good Video Games + Good Learning
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: James Paul Gee
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Peter Lang

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Applied Language Learning
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James Paul Gee
Categories: Applied linguistics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

Books about Applied Language Learning
Virtual Task-Based Situated Language-Learning with
Language: en
Pages: 33
Authors: Mahmoud M. S. Abdallah, Marian M. Mansour
Categories: Applied linguistics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

This paper reports on an experimental research study that aimed at investigating the effectiveness of employing a virtual task-based situated language learning (TBSLL) environment mediated by Second Life (SL) in developing EFL student teachers' pragmatic writing skills and their technological self-efficacy. To reach this goal, a control-only experimental research design

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