Learning and Practice: Agency and Identities

Learning and Practice cover

Murphy, P. and Hall, K. (eds) (2012) Learning and Practice: Agency and Identities, London, SAGE Publications Ltd.

This book  has a collection of journal articles that look at the intersection of learning and practice through the lens of sociocultural theory. I read this book as part of my studies for the OU module E846, ‘Curriculum, learning, and society’.

My reading notes

Section 1: Mind and learning

Ch. 1: Curriculum: the case for a focus on learning

Ch. 2: Neuroscience and education

Ch. 3: Meaning

Section 2: Culture, tools, and learning

Ch. 4: Thinking with the tools and institutions of culture

Ch. 5: A sociocultural analysis of organisational learning

Ch. 6: Gender issues in testing and assessment

Ch. 7: Portfolios and assessment in teacher education in Norway: a theory-based discussion of different models in two sites

Ch. 8: Participationist discourse on mathematics learning

Section 3: Identities, agency and learning

Ch. 9: Literacies and masculinities in the life of a young working-class boy

Ch. 10: Positional identities

Ch. 11: Gender and subject cultures in practice

Ch. 12: Science education as/for participation in the community

Ch. 13: Growing up digital: how the web changes work, education, and the ways people learn

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