Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 26.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Arguing to Learn
Confronting Cognitions in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Dept. of Educational Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
GRIC Laboratory, CNRS and Universit Lyon 2, France
Dept. of ICS, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING SERIES -- 1
Arguing to Learn: Confronting Cognitions in Computer-SupportedCollaborative
Learning Environments focuses on how new pedagogical scenarios, task
environments and communication tools within Computer-Supported
Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments can favour collaborative and
productive confrontations of ideas, evidence, arguments and explanations,
or arguing to learn.
This book is the first that has assembled the work of internationally
renowned scholars on argumentation-related CSCL research. All chapters
present in-depth analyses of the processes by which the interactive
confrontation of cognitions can lead to collaborative learning, on the
basis of a wide variety of theoretical models, empirical data and
Given its depth and breadth of coverage, this collection will be of
interest to a wide audience of researchers in the fields of education,
psychology and computer science, as well as communication and linguistic
Available at 25% discount to ISLS: International Society of Learning
(Please refer to promotional code 738020 when ordering.)
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
List of Contributors.
1. Argumentation, Computer Support, And The Educational Context Of
Confronting Cognitions; J. Andriessen, M.Baker, D. Suthers.
2. Representational Guidance For Collaborative Inquiry; D.D. Suthers.
3. Computer-Mediated Argumentative Interactions For The Co-Elaboration Of
Scientific Notions; M. Baker.
4. Argumentation As Negotiation In Electronic Collaborative Writing;
J.Andriessen, G. Erkens, C. van de Laak, N. Peters, P. Coirier.
5. Constructive Discussions Through Electronic Dialogue; A. Veerman.
6. Using CMC To Develop Argumentation Skills In Children With A 'Literacy
Deficit'; R. Pilkington, A. Walker.
7. Designing External Representations To Support Solving Wicked Problems;
J.M. van Bruggen,P.A. Kirschner.
8. Elaborating New Arguments Through A CSCL Script; P.Jermann, P. Dillenbourg.
9. The Blind And The Paralytic: Supporting Argumentation In Everyday And
Scientific Issues; B.B. Schwarz, A.Glassner.
10. CSCL, Argumentation, And Deweyan Inquiry: Argumentation Is Learning; T.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1382-5 Date: June 2003 Pages: 270 pp.
EURO 99.00 / USD 99.00 / GBP 63.00
Applied Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems
Dept. of Mathematics, Prairie View A&M University, TX, USA
Dept. of Mathematics, Houston Baptist University, TX, USA
APPLIED OPTIMIZATION -- 81
The subject of the book is the "know-how" of applied mathematical
modelling: how to construct specific models and adjust them to a new
engineering environment or more precise realistic assumptions; how to
analyze models for the purpose of investigating real life phenomena; and
how the models can extend our knowledge about a specific engineering process.
Two major sources of the book are the stock of classic models and the
authors' wide experience in the field. The book provides a theoretical
background to guide the development of practical models and their
investigation. It considers general modelling techniques explains basic
underlying physical laws and shows how to transform them into a set of
mathematical equations. The emphasis is placed on common features of the
modelling process in various applications as well as on complications and
generalizations of models.
The book covers a variety of applications: mechanical, acoustical, physical
and electrical, water transportation and contamination processes;
bioengineering and population control; production systems and technical
equipment renovation. Mathematical tools include partial and ordinary
differential equations, difference and integral equations, the calculus of
variations, optimal control, bifurcation methods, and related subjects.
Audience: The book may be used as a professional reference for
mathematicians, engineers, applied of industrial scientists, and advanced
students in mathematics, science or engineering. It provides excellent
material for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematical
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7484-0 Date: June 2003 Pages: 308 pp.
EURO 160.00 / USD 160.00 / GBP 109.00
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