Friday, August 21, 2015

Authentic Problem Solving and Learning in the 21st Century

지난 3년 동안 싱가포르에 있는 Imelda S. Caleon 박사와 Manu Kapur 교수와 준비했던 "Authentic Problem Solving and Learning in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Singapore and Beyond"라는 책이 출판되었습니다. 실제적인 문제, 실천, 참여라는 영역에서 어떤 연구가 진행되고 있는지를 싱가포르와 외국의 사례를 중심으로 엮었습니다.

With the rapid changes in the social, political, economic and technological landscape around the world, today’s learners face a more globally competitive job market after leaving school. The 21st century, which is characterized by the emergence of knowledge-based societies, expects learners to be comfortable in dealing with ambiguities and complexities in the real world and to be able to use knowledge as a tool at their workplace. This book will help readers develop an in-depth understanding of authentic problem solving and learning, and how it can be used to make a difference in their school or learning communities for the development of 21st century competencies. Comprising 20 chapters written by Singapore-based and international authors, the book is organized into three themes: authentic problems, authentic practices, and authentic participation. It details innovative school practices (e.g. productive failure) concerning the design of problems, learning activities, learning environments, and ICT tools for authentic problem solving and learning. Along with theoretical explanations of authentic learning processes and outcomes, the book also elucidates how students learn by generating and exploring solutions to complex problems and which cognitive functions are needed at different stages of problem-based learning. Presenting coherent descriptions of instructional design principles, successful cases and challenges encountered in K-12 schools and learning communities, the book provides useful information, new insights, and practical guidance for school directors, parents, teachers and researchers seeking to develop authentic learning environments for 21st century learners.

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