18 November 2008

Resources: the Learning Sciences

At the Sloan-C conference in early November, a publisher recommended the Cambridge Handbook of Learning Sciences as a source for curriculum planning. The topic at the Sloan-C session was online collaborative learning, which commands a chapter in the Handbook. But the entire book speaks to what we have learned about learning in the past couple of decades. Foundational chapters address the "new science" of learning and the "interdisciplinary science" of learning.

Like any collection, the book crosses topics rapidly, from constructionism to project-based learning to "anytime, anywhere" computing devices. The thread running through the collection is the attention to scholarship.

Leading academic resources for Learning Sciences

U of Nottingham: Learning Sciences Research Institute
Carnegie Mellon U and U of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center
U of Illinois at Chicago: Learning Sciences Research Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology: Learning Sciences and Technology
Goergie Institute of Technology: Journal of the Learning Sciences

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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