Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title The role of criticism in understanding problem solving : honoring the work of John C. Belland / Samuel B. Fee, Brian R. Belland, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2012]
Online access available from:
Springer eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Explorations in the learning sciences, instructional systems and performance technologies ; v. 5
Explorations in the learning sciences, instructional systems and performance technologies ; v. 5
Contents Part 1. Critical Theory -- Argumentation, Critical Reasoning, and Problem Solving / J. Michael Spector and S. Won Park -- Postmodernism: A Twenty-First Century Primer to Problem-Based Learning / Denis Hlynka -- What Does a Connoisseur Connaît? Lessons for Appreciating Learning Experiences / Patrick Parrish -- Understanding Criticism and Problem-Based Learning: An Introduction / Samuel B. Fee and Brian R. Belland -- Part 2. Application to the Field -- Developing a Critical Stance as an E-Learning Specialist: A Primer for New Professionals / Brent G. Wilson -- Critical Theory and the Mythology of Learning with Technology / Norm Friesen -- Habitus, Scaffolding, and Problem-Based Learning: Why Teachers' Experiences as Students Matter / Brian R. Belland -- Aesthetics and Game-Based Learning: Applying John C. Belland's Connoisseurship Model as a Mode of Inquiry / Michele D. Dickey -- Part 3. Problem-based Learning (PBL) -- Integrating Metacognitive Prompts and Critical Inquiry Process Display to Support Development of Problem-Solving Skills / Wei-Chen Hung and James Lockard -- Issues in Problem-Based Learning in Online Teacher Education / Brenda I. López Ortiz -- The Fallacies of Problem-Based Learning Viewed as in a Hermeneutic Perspective on Best Teaching Practices / Margaret E. Bérci -- Part 4. Case Studies and Current Practice -- Design for Media: Nurturing the Transition of Media Arts Students from Consumers to Producers Through Deliberate Practice / Charlotte Belland -- Genetic Literacy and Problem-Based Learning / Rick Voithofer -- Correlating Problems Throughout an Interdisciplinary Curriculum / Samuel B. Fee and Amanda M. Holland-Minkley -- Ethical Angles on Service Learning / Nick Eastmond and Jonathan M. Thomas -- Conclusion: Building on the Strengths of Interdisciplinarity / Brian R. Belland and Samuel B. Fee
Summary The concept of criticism as a tool for research, although well established in other¡educational research traditions, ¡¡is not well established in the domain of Educational Technology. This book changes all that by¡substantiating criticism as a way to step back and¡critically evaluate an educational intervention within educational technology.¡Doing so provides an valuable approach for researchers in terms of¡ guiding meta analyses and theoretical studies, ¡preventing the proverbial "spinning of the wheels" that often happens in educational research. The book looks back to the seminal work in the field, Paradigms regained: the uses of illuminative, semiotic, and post-modern criticism as modes of inquiry in educational technology - a book of readings by Denis Hylinka and John Belland, as a guidepost and then extends and updates the ideas found within it.¡But the authors do much more¡then merely take that work forward. They re-evaluate it, consider the state of the field today, and propose ways in which¡educational researchers¡might think of heading forward in¡their studies of the theory that drives¡practices in educational technology and instructional design. The authors revisit the ideals of criticism, ¡establishing their usefulness for studying Educational Technology interventions supporting problem based learning.¡Through the use of focused, specific case studies, ¡the book¡provides a multitide of new research questions and directions and proves criticism can profoundly invigorate the field of educational research.¡ This book was written to provide not only a reconsideration of pre-existing knowledge, but as an originator of new ideas. It¡represents a complete overhaul and rethinking of the use of criticism as a method for understanding and furthering the research area of PBL within the field of Educational Technology and Instructional Design ; it¡will prove, however, to be an important resource for researchers working in¡any area of Educational Technology¡who are hungry for a new approach to research
Analysis Education
Education -- Philosophy
Educational Technology
Philosophy of Education
Learning & Instruction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Problem-based learning.
Educational technology.
Education -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Fee, Samuel B., 1967-
Belland, Brian R.
LC no. 2012937881
ISBN 1461410517
1461435404 (electronic bk.)
9781461435402 (electronic bk.)