Dialogue and Creativity

Activity Theory in the Study of Science, Technology and Innovations

Author: Miettinen, Reijo

Publisher: Lehmanns Media

ISBN: 386541673X

Category:

Page: 400

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Beschreibung: This book is a collection of papers in which cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) is used to study science, technology and innovations. In the 16 chapters of the book an activity theoretical approach is developed through dialogue with the relevant theoretical approaches of science and technology studies, such as actor network theory, symbolic interactionism and Knorr-Cetinas's theory of objectual cultural practice. The book has three parts. The first one comprises empirical studies on creativity and change in research work and innovations. The cases studied include research groups in analytical chemistry, aerosol physics, biotechnology as well as innovations in medical technology by research-based firms. In making sense of the distributed creation, CHAT is put in dialogue with the systemic view of psychology of creativity, the systemic approach in history of technology as well as sociological theories of creativity. The second part compares systematically the similarities and differences between Deweyan pragmatism and CHAT, and shows how they can be used in a complementary way in empirical research. The third part evaluates actor network theory, constructivist conceptions of learning as well as the concept of routine largely used in organizational studies from the position of CHAT. In addition the concept 'object of activity' central in activity theory is discussed and elaborated in two chapters. The autor: Reijo Miettinen is Professor of Adult Education in the University of Helsinki and he was Vice director of the Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research in 1995-2007.

Dialogue and Creativity

Activity Theory in the Study of Science, Technology and Innovations

Author: Reijo Miettinen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865413482

Category: Action theory

Page: 393

View: 3997

Mind Expanding: Teaching For Thinking And Creativity In Primary Education

Teaching for Thinking and Creativity in Primary Education

Author: Wegerif, Rupert

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335233732

Category: Education

Page: 167

View: 7355

There is considerable interest in education around the world in flexible thinking and learning skills but very little consensus as to the nature of these skills and how best to promote them in schools. This book puts forward a clear and practical framework for understanding thinking, creativity and learning to learn as the fruits of engagement in dialogue. It also outlines in detail how this framework can be applied to teaching across the curriculum at both primary and secondary level, drawing on the best practices associated with the teaching thinking; creativity; and learning to learn movements explaining their success in terms of dialogic theory. In particular the book incorporates aspects of a number of thinking skills approaches, such as Lipman�s Philosophy for Children approach, as well as features of contemporary innovations in education such as assessment for learning and the development of creativity. Each chapter opens with a vignette to set the scene and continue into a light and popularly written exposition of theory, before moving on to a description of practice and concluding with practical guidelines for how to teach for thinking and creativity in schools and classrooms. The first six chapters in the book have more of a focus on developing core theoretical themes and the following six chapters in the second half of the book focus more on practice-led themes. The relationship between theory and practice is treated as flexible and dynamic, theory being developed by practice as much as practice implementing theory.

Improvised Dialogues

Emergence and Creativity in Conversation

Author: Robert Keith Sawyer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567506778

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 408

Improvised Dialogues is the first social-scientific study of Chicago improv theater, focusing on the collaborative verbal creativity that improvising actors use to generate their unscripted dialogues. Because improvisation is present in all linguistic interaction, these dialogues are relevant to all researchers who study verbal performance.

Young Children's Play and Creativity

Multiple Voices

Author: Gill Goodliff,Natalie Canning,John Parry,Linda Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315446820

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 5755

This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children’s play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives from the UK and internationally, it focuses on the level of engagement and exploration involved in children’s play and how it can be facilitated in different contexts and cultures. This new reader aims to challenge thinking, promote reflection and stimulate further discussion by bringing together research and practice on play and creativity. Divided into two parts, Part I is written by researchers and academics and explores key themes such as creative meaning making, listening to children’s voices, risk and spaces, children’s rights, play and technology. Part II is authored by Early Childhood professionals and reveals how practitioners have responded to the issues surrounding play and creativity. Each chapter is contextualised by an introduction to highlight the key points and a list of follow-up questions is also included to encourage reflection and debate. Drawing on the wide-ranging writing of academics, practitioners and researchers, this book is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and all those who are interested in the essence of play and creativity, what it means for children, and the far-reaching benefits for their well-being, learning and development.

Culture and Creativity in Organizations and Societies

Author: John Kuada

Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1912234440

Category: Reference

Page: 195

View: 2350

There has, in recent years, been an increasing emphasis on the ability of employees to think differently and take chances in business as well as in social and political organizations. Concepts such as "e;value innovation"e;, "e;creative intelligence"e;, "e;creative leadership"e;, "e;creative capability"e;, and "e;disciplined creativity"e; are now invoked in academic literature and policy circles to capture the spirit of this growing need to find novel solutions to pressing problems. Studies have shown that leadership behaviour is a key factor in facilitating the desired individual and collective creative undertaking at all levels of society and within a dynamic global context. The contributions in this volume provide a good summary of the current debate in the field. The book is therefore an essential guide to scholars, students, policy makers as well as expatriates seeking insight into the current debate and/or suggestions on how to improve creativity at individual and collective levels of organizations and societies.

The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research

Author: Vlad Petre Glăveanu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137463449

Category: Psychology

Page: 782

View: 6030

This groundbreaking Handbook brings together leading international experts in creativity and culture research to provide an overview of current debates. It showcases the wealth of topics, approaches and definitions specific for this new, interdisciplinary field within creativity research. The theoretical and methodological innovations emerging from the joint study of creativity and culture highlight the role of creativity within today's innovation-based, multicultural societies. Drawing on theoretical and empirical reflections, including case studies from different continents and different creative domains, this Handbook provides a truly global outlook on current creativity research within an emergent, interdisciplinary field. This variety is highlighted by the Handbook's structure as it is divided into five sections: Creativity and Culture in the Psychology of Creativity; Creativity in Socio-Cultural Psychology; Creativity in Cultural Context; Creativity and Culture in Applied Domains; Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Creativity and Culture. These sections provide a clear overview of the debates and questions of this research area as contributors share their interest in creativity not only as an individual but also a social and cultural phenomenon, and in culture as both the foundation and outcome of creative action. The Handbook will be an essential resource for researchers, particularly those based in social science and humanities disciplines.

Nurses Making Policy

From Bedside to Boardroom

Author: Rebecca M. Patton, DNP, RN, CNOR, FAAN,Margarete L. Zalon, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN,Ruth Ludwick, PhD, RN-BC, APRN-CNS, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198929

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 7235

"There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points... This publication is timely as the shift in healthcare requires input from all health professionals, but especially nurses who are at the frontline of healthcare change and delivery. This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process... Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!"--Doody's Medical Reviews Written by those in the knowñexceptional nurse leaders in practice, education, and politicsñthis is a practical, "how-to" book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the book examines the pivotal role of nurses' involvement in health policy and describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy changeñfrom understanding the political system through activating a plan and beyond. It features the voices of a wide variety of nurse leaders who discuss policy work both locally and nationally through descriptive case histories. The book discusses those qualities and skill sets that are needed for advocacy at the bedside and other arenas where health policy is determined. It examines the political system and opportunities for nurse involvement, and clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. Because citing research is an integral component of health policy solutions, the book describes how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives. The book guides the reader step by step through the process of creating a work plan and describes the resources needed to accomplish policy change. Activating an action plan and strategies for working with the media are covered, along with the process of taking a leadership role, evaluating outcomes, using policy to eliminate health inequities, and maintaining and expanding momentum. Woven throughout the book are the major themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and the quest for quality of care. The text provides information and perspectives relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials, and includes multimedia electronic links to resources (podcasts, online articles, social network resources, and key political websites) that promote policy research and leadership development. KEY FEATURES: Delineates the steps to becoming a policy advocate in organizational, educational, and political settings Written by noted nurse leaders who describe policy work locally and nationally Presents competencies for nursing policy work derived from the AACN DNP Essentials Focuses throughout on themes of ethics, leadership, quality, and safety Facilitates web use for policy research and development Ancillary materials from the editors are available

Dickens and Creativity

Author: Barbara Hardy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441197826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 941

Charles Dickens's experience and imagining of creativity is at the heart of his self-awareness, subject-matter and narrative. His intelligence works intuitively rather than conceptually and ideas about imagination often emerge informally in personal letters and implicitly through characters, language and story. His self-analysis and reflexive tendency are embedded in his styles and forms of narrative and dialogue, images of normality, madness, extremity, subversion and disorder, poetry and inter-textuality, anticipating and shaping the languages of modernism, influencing James Joyce and Virginia Woolf as well as traditionalists like H.G. Wells and Evelyn Waugh. Discussing Dickens's novels and some of his letters, sketches, essays and stories, Barbara Hardy offers a fascinating demonstration of creativity.

Illness in Context

Author: Knut Stene-Johansen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042029439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 6612

This book is a contribution to humanistic studies of illness. Medical humanities are by nature cross-disciplinary, and in recent years studies in this field have been recognized as a platform for dialogue between the "two cultures" of the natural sciences and the humanities. Illness in Context is a result of an encounter of several disciplines, including medicine, history and literature. The main stress is on the literary perspectives of the interdisciplinary collaboration. The reading practices highlighting the clinical, phenomenological and archeological approaches to illness take as their point of departure the living text, that is, the literary experience mediated and created by the text. Literature is seen not solely as a medium for the representation of experiences of illness, but also as a historical praxis involved in the forging of our common understanding of illness. In contrast to traditional literary analysis - primarily oriented toward the interpretation of the literary work's meaning - the project will emphasize description and understanding of how literature itself performs as a means of interpretation of reality. The target group for this book comprises professionals in the various disciplines, and students of health and culture. The ambition is to contribute to teaching in humanistic illness research, and function as a topical resource book that formulates controversial problems in the crucial meeting of medicine and the humanities. At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries seeks to encourage and promote cutting edge interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary projects and inquiry. By bringing people together from differing context, disciplines, professions, and vocations, the aim is to engage in conversations that are innovative, imaginative, and creative interactive. Inter-Disciplinary dialogue enables people to go beyond the boundaries of what they usually encounter and share in perspectives that are new, challenging, and richly rewarding. This kind of dialogue often illuminates one's own area of work, is suggestive of new possibilities for development, and creates exciting horizons for future conversations with persons from a wide variety of national and international settings. By sharing cross-disciplinary insights and perspectives, ATI/PTB publications are designed to be both exploratory examinations of particular areas and issues, and rigorous inquiries into specific subjects. Books in the series are enabling resources which will encourage sustained and creative dialogue, and become the future resource for further inquiries and research.

Dialogic Readers

Children talking and thinking together about visual texts

Author: Fiona Maine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317512316

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 1271

Dialogic Readers: Children talking and thinking together about visual texts celebrates the sophisticated and dynamic discussions that primary-aged children can have as they talk together to make meaning from a variety of texts, and it highlights the potential for talk between readers as a tool for critical and creative thinking. It proposes a new dialogic theory of reading comprehension that incorporates multi-modal media and adds further weight to the argument that talk as a tool for learning should form a central part of primary classroom learning and teaching. The book explores: • the language of co-construction • children’s critical and creative responses to text • the dialogic transaction between text and readers • the use of language as a tool for creating a social cohesion between readers. This significant work is aimed at educational lecturers, researchers and students who want to explore an expanded notion of reading comprehension in the twenty-first century, realizing how opportunities for children thinking creatively together might transform the potential for learning in the classroom. It provides a framework for analyzing co-constructive talk with suggestions for promoting children’s critical and creative thinking.

The Church and Work

The Ecclesiological Grounding of Good Work

Author: Joshua R. Sweeden

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873039

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 8581

Work is one of the most dominant and unavoidable realities of life. Though experiences of work vary tremendously, many Christians share a common struggle of having to live in seemingly bifurcated spheres of work and faith. Beginning with the conviction that Christian faith permeates all aspects of life, Joshua Sweeden explores Christian understandings of good work in relationship to ethics, community practice, and ecclesial witness. In The Church and Work, Sweeden provides a substantial contribution to the theological conversation about work by proposing an ecclesiological grounding for good work. He argues that many of the prominent theological proposals for good work are too abstract from context and demonstrates how the church can be understood as generative for both the theology and practice of good work. This needed ecclesiological development takes seriously the role of context in the ongoing discernment of good work and specifically explores how ecclesial life and practice shape and inform good work. Christian understandings of good work are inconceivable without the church. Accordingly, the church is not simply the recipient and a dispenser of a theology of work, but the locus of its development.

Socratic Dialogue and Ethics

Author: Jens Peter Brune

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825863098

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

View: 7217

This volume presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Socratic Dialogue held in Loccum, Germany, in 2000, convened by the Philosophical-Political Academy (PPA, Germany), the Society of Socratic Facilitators (GSP, Germany), the Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy (SFCP, UK) and the Dutch Network of Socratic Facilitators. The proceedings focus on what Socratic Dialogue can contribute to ethical questions in different social fields. They range from philosophising with children to management consultancy and refer to projects and experiences with Socratic Dialogue in different countries demonstrating how to conduct ethical discourse on a global level.

Culture vs. Copyright

A Diary of a Naive Philosopher

Author: Anatoly Volynets

Publisher: Total Knowledge

ISBN: 0988955717

Category: Philosophy

Page: 143

View: 7084

A teacher discusses exclusive rights, culture and their inter-relations with five first graders. Inspired by the students, teacher writes down his own ideas, brings them back to kids and discussions start anew. But this book is not for children. It is work of philosophy for mature readers. It covers a wide range of topics: nature of art, creativity, human psyche, economy of culture, licensing, etc. The book builds an argument against exclusive rights and offers solutions.

Interreligious Dialogue and Cultural Change

Author: Catherine Cornille,Stephanie Corigliano

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894231

Category: Religion

Page: 278

View: 3994

The challenges and changes that take place when religions move from one cultural context to another present unique opportunities for interreligious dialogue. In new cultural environments religions are not only propelled to enter into dialogue with the traditional or dominant religion of a particular culture; religions are also invited to enter into dialogue with one another about cultural changes. In this volume, scholars from different religious traditions discuss the various types of dialogue that have emerged from the process of acculturation. While the phenomenon of religious acculturation has generally focused on Western religions in non-Western contexts, this volume deals predominantly with the acculturation in the United States. It thus offers a fresh look at the phenomenon of acculturation while also lifting up an often implicit or ignored dimension of interreligious dialogue.

The Literate Classroom

Author: Prue Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136851534

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6724

Now in its third edition, The Literate Classroom offers essential information and advice from leading experts about the teaching of primary English to students, NQTs and less confident teachers of literacy. Presenting a range of refreshing and challenging viewpoints from experienced classroom practitioners, this book describes how the theory behind key areas of literacy teaching can be transformed into realistic learning experiences within the classroom. Split into five sections, this book outlines effective measures in inspiring children to become confident with all aspects of literacy through speaking and listening, creative approaches to reading and writing and new experiences with poetry and drama. This fully updated edition includes: shared and guided reading and writing guidance on literacy teaching with EAL pupils comprehension through response to children’s literature working with drama, ICT, poetry and language study new chapters on speaking and listening, reading aloud to children and children’s development as independent readers. This accessible and informative collection is a must-have for all trainee and practising teachers, as well as teaching assistants and support workers, looking to enhance literacy learning in the primary classroom.

To the Fullest Extent of His Powers

C.E. Beeby's Life in Education

Author: Noeline Alcorn

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864733535

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 2346

A biography of C.E. Beeby, who became Director of Education in 1938 at the age of 37. His work in implementing the education reforms of Peter Fraser is discussed, and his thinking is traced back to his early life, education, and research interests. His later life as diplomat, researcher, writer, and international consultant is also covered. There are black and white plates in the centre of the book.

Creative Dialogue

Talk for Thinking in the Classroom

Author: Robert Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113472165X

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2798

Creative Dialogue is an essential guide to dialogic learning for every trainee and practising teacher. It presents practical ways of teaching children to be more thoughtful and creative, and to learn more effectively through speaking and listening in school and at home. The book includes: practical ways to develop dialogic learning across the curriculum a guide to developing talk for thinking in the classroom more than 100 activities for stimulating talk with children of all ages and abilities advice on using dialogue to support assessment for learning ideas for developing listening skills and concentration. Written by a leading expert in teaching thinking, Creative Dialogue is essential reading for all who wish to understand and develop dialogic learning in education today.