Current Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Instruction

This series is directed at the interface between theoretical advances in cognition and instruction and the application of those theories to educational practice.

Call for Chapters

Current Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Instruction is a series that features edited books on topics pertaining to teaching and learning, broadly defined. We welcome book proposals and also responses to calls for chapters. Please contact either Dan Robinson (daniel.robinson@uta.edu) or Matt McCrudden (matt.mccrudden@vuw.ac.nz).

This series has a number of new books in the works and the Editors are encouraging individuals who are interested to submit chapter proposals, by November 1, 2017, for the following titles:

Inductive Approaches to Medical Education:

Inductive learning is an umbrella term that includes many instructional methods, such as problem-based learning, team-based learning, etc. Each of these methods begins with real world applications and links factual/declarative information to authentic settings, rather than the other way around. This book could have a section on the theoretical cognitive science underpinnings of these methods and another section on instructional applications or models.

This is a big deal in medical education right now, as they are trying to get away from the traditional model of two years of basic science followed by two years of clinical application that has been in place for over 100 years. Most medical educators realize that students have a difficult time transferring the declarative information they learned in the first two years (e.g., anatomy, neurology, cardiology, etc.) to clinical practice (typically called the clerkship years—years 3 & 4).

Proposal deadline is November 1, 2017 and should be sent to Steven Crooks, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, stevepath776@gmail.com

Quackery and Fake News in Education:

The term “quackery” has been used to describe the promotion of a method or intervention that, by commonly accepted research standards, has not been proven to be effective. The term “fake news” emerged during the 2016 election and refers to the promotion of hoaxes, misinformation, and propaganda as real news. The proposed book will explore the extent to which quackery and fake news occur in education and strategies that can reduce and/or eliminating their impact.

Proposal deadline is November 1, 2017 and should be sent to Panayiota Kendeou, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, Room 158 EdSciB, 56 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455, kend0040@umn.edu

Social Media and its Influences on Education:

We invite proposals for chapters on the many ways in which educational researchers are investigating the effects of social media on education, broadly construed.

Proposal deadline is November 1, 2017 and should be sent to Marlynn Griffin, Georgia Southern University, College of Education, P.O. Box 8013, Statesboro, Georgia 30460, mgriffin@georgiasouthern.edu