A Learning Zone of One's Own: Sharing Representations and by Mario Tokoro, Luc Steels

By Mario Tokoro, Luc Steels

The ebook comprises 3 components. the 1st half, entitled 'Play and Grounding' appears at play as a context more likely to exhibit the essence of grounding. Grounding is the embodiment of knowing things/actions in terms of and/or built-in with their environments. the second one half, entitled 'Optimal event and Emotion' indicates the shut organization among grounding and emotion. The 3rd half, entitled 'Pedagogy and expertise' elaborates on new applied sciences (the laptop and net) and on recommendations and pedagogical methodologies supported via such applied sciences. The contributions during this quantity exhibit the good capability for the extra improvement. First, we're now extra convinced that emotion is integral for human studying, and that studying calls for grounding. Emotion accompanies play actions and play actions accompany emotion. This relation presents a wealthy context for grounding. The proposal of optimum event, or stream, turns out a massive issue for grounding, and it's endorsed that optimum event ensue while the emotion and neuro platforms come into concord. furthermore, the experiences and suggestions made the following on pedagogy and instruments guarantee us of the feasibility of studying environments which are secure, potent, and leading edge. applied sciences, if properly utilized, should still significantly gain studying in either the study room and at home.IOS Press is a world technological know-how, technical and scientific writer of high quality books for lecturers, scientists, and pros in all fields. a number of the parts we post in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and knowledge platforms -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All elements of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom financial system -Urban reviews -Arms regulate -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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Both contribute to their personal and cognitive growths. Creative Playpens for Constructive Learning The uses of projective imagination are at play in many forms of symbolic activities, from drawing to scientific modelling, from remote chats in social virtual environments (VE), to reading and writing. So are our attempts at anthropomorphizing and role-play. In the following sections, I focus on two specific aspects of pretense and symbolic play: people's abilities to dwell into their creations, and to fuse signifiers and signified as ways of becoming mindfully engaged.

Constructing Knowledge and Transforming the World 23 Vygotsky's child, as I see it, is more of a trusting disciple than an autonomous agent, in Harris's sense is (Harris, 2002). While curious, active, inner-driven, and autonomous, s/he also trusts that others, more experienced, can tell her things that she cannot directly experience. In other words, s/he knows that she can learn vicariously by listening to what others say about what interests her. The autonomous agent, in contrast, is not comfortable if he cannot check out for himself what others propose, at the cost - sometimes - of reinventing the wheel!

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