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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 26.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 07:09:34 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    Arguing to Learn
    Confronting Cognitions in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

    edited by

    Jerry Andriessen
    Dept. of Educational Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Michael Baker
    GRIC Laboratory, CNRS and Universit Lyon 2, France

    Dan Suthers
    Dept. of ICS, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA


    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
    Internet-based tools.
    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
    Special Offer
    Available at 25% discount to ISLS: International Society of Learning
    Sciences (http://www.isls.org)
    (Please refer to promotional code 738020 when ordering.)

    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


    Natali Hritonenko
    Dept. of Mathematics, Prairie View A&M University, TX, USA

    Yuri Yatsenko
    Dept. of Mathematics, Houston Baptist University, TX, USA


    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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