United by the belief that the most significant factor in shaping the minds of young people is the cultural setting in which learning takes place, the twenty eminent contributors to this volume present new thinking on education across the boundaries of school, home, work and community.When the sixth grade in the middle school in Zuni designed a unit on the delicious pinAmn nut, teachers used a traditional activity as a context ... At the grade-level team meeting the mathematics teacher came in and proposed a project with pinAmns, a bumper crop for that year. ... and the focus on tasks increased studentsa#39; interaction about the topic in their home language and in the language of instruction.
|Title||:||Learning for Life in the 21st Century|
|Author||:||Gordon Wells, Guy Claxton|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2008-04-15|