Cognition in Practice

Cognition in Practice

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In this innovative study, Jean Lave moves the analysis of one particular form of cognitive activity--arithmetic problem-solving--out of the laboratory and into the domain of everyday life. In so doing, she shows how mathematics in the qreal worldq, such as that entailed in grocery shopping or dieting, is, like all thinking, shaped by the dynamic encounter between the culturally-endowed mind and its total context, a subtle interaction that shapes both the human subject and the world within which it acts.a theory of practice. It begins with an assumption that all empirical methods generate ... in different proportions from place to place and time to time. The articulation of structuring resources is not likely to vary 122 Practice in theory Conclusions.

Title:Cognition in Practice
Author:Jean Lave
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1988-07-29


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