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  • Social Processes in Children's Learningby Paul Light; Karen Littleton

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    This book, first published in 2000, is an investigation of the social processes of children's learning (including computer-based learning) and problem-solving behaviour. more...

  • Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Workby Stephanie Taylor; Karen Littleton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Employing a cross-disciplinary methodology and analytic approach, the book investigates the new cultural meanings in play around a creative career. It shows how classic ideals of design and the creative arts, re-interpreted and promoted within contemporary art schools, validate the lived experience of precarious working in the global sectors of the... more...

  • Learning with Computersby Paul Light; Karen Littleton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Contrary to the belief that computers isolate users, Karen Littleton and Paul Light demonstrate that learning with computers is often a collaborative and social activity. Learning with Computers brings together a significant body of research that shows how working with others at the computer can be beneficial to learners of all ages, from the early... more...

  • Dialogue and the Development of Children's Thinkingby Neil Mercer; Karen Littleton

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    This book draws on extensive research to provide a ground-breaking new account of the relationship between dialogue and children?s learning development. It closely relates the research findings to real-life classrooms, so that it is of practical value to teachers and students concerned that their children are offered the best possible learning opportunities.... more...

  • Interthinking: Putting talk to workby Karen Littleton; Neil Mercer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Through using spoken language, people are able to think creatively and productively together. This ability to ?interthink? is an important product of our evolutionary history that is just as important for our survival today. Many kinds of work activity depend on the success of groups or teams finding joint solutions to problems. Creative achievement... more...

  • Educational Dialoguesby Karen Littleton; Christine Howe

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Educational Dialogues provides a clear, accessible and well-illustrated case for the importance of dialogue and its significance for learning and teaching. The contributors characterise the nature of productive dialogues, to specify the conditions and pedagogic contexts within which such dialogues can most effectively be resourced and promoted.... more...

  • Making Sense of Social Developmentby Dorothy Faulkner; Karen Littleton; Martin Woodhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    This book explores children's social relationships in and out of the classroom. Chapters focus on the growing importance of children's friendships and how these influence social participation and development later on in life. Issues such as peer rejection, bullying and adolescent development are analysed from both psychological and sociological perspectives.... more...

  • Orchestrating Inquiry Learningby Karen Littleton; Eileen Scanlon; Mike Sharples

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    There is currently a rapidly growing interest in inquiry learning and an emerging consensus among researchers that, particularly when supported by technology, it can be a significant vehicle for developing higher order thinking skills. Inquiry learning methods also offer learners meaningful and productive approaches to the development of their knowledge... more...

  • Learning Relationships in the Classroomby Dorothy Faulkner; Karen Littleton; Martin Woodhead

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This reader explores the nature of interactions between children and their teachers in the classroom. It emphasises the importance of such relationships for children's learning and for educational practice. Part 1 looks at different cultural conceptions of the teacher-learner relationship, and how this relates to schooling, cognitive development... more...

  • Developmental Psychology in Actionby Clare Wood; Karen Littleton; Kieron Sheehy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 55.95

    Developmental Psychology in Action looks at how psychologists contribute to the development and well-being of children in practical ways. The role of psychologists and psychological theory is considered with respect to specific topics which focus on child development in the context of social, educational and clinical issues. The chapters are authored... more...