List of contributors; Series foreword; Editor's introduction; 1. A cultural-historical approach to distributed cognition Michael Cole and Yrjoe Engestroem; 2. Practices of distributed intelligence and designs for education Roy D. Pea; 3. Person-plus: a distributed view of thinking and learning D. N. Perkins; 4. No distribution without individuals' cognition: a dynamic interfactional view Gavriel Salomon; 5. Living knowledge: the social distribution of cultural resources for thinking Luis C. Moll, Javier Tapia and Kathryn F. Whitmore; 6. Finding cognition in the classroom: an expanded view of human intelligence Thomas Hatch and Howard Gardner; 7. Distributed expertise in the classroom Ann L. Brown, Doris Ash, Martha Rutherford, Kathryn Nakagawa, Ann Gordon and Joseph C. Campione; 8. On the distribution of cognition: some reflections Raymond S. Nickerson; Index.
This book re-examines the 'distributed' social and cultural contextual factors that affect human cognition.
"...an interesting and exciting volume that is a good companion piece to recently released titles with a similar theme...this volume is unique because the contributors thoroughly examine theories of 'distributed cognition' within the traditions of psychology and educational research...this excellent book should be read not only by people interested in psychology and education, but by cognitive psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and interdisciplinarians. It will evoke reflection upon reasoning, practice, and the use of artifacts." Henrik Artman, Mind, Culture & Activity