Section I: Introductions.
Chapter 1 : Theorizing Instructional Practice. Timothy Koschmann.
Chapter 2: Invention in the Classroom: Structuring Natural Variability as Distribution. Rich Lehrer and Leona Schauble.
Appendix A: Transcription conventions
Appendix B: Classroom excerpts
Section II: The Situated Action Perspective.
Chapter 3: A Situative Perspective on Cognition and Learning in Interaction. James Greeno.
Chapter 4: A Commentary on Incommensurate Programs. Doug Macbeth.
Chapter 5: Representational Competence: A Commentary. Allan Collins.
Chapter 6: The Interaction of Content and Control in Group Problem Solving and Learning. Eric Bredo.
Chapter 7: Working Both Sides. Kay McClain.
Responses to the Commentaries by Jim Greeno.
Section III: A Dialogic Theory of Learning.
Chapter 8: Saying More Than You Know in Instructional Settings. Jim Wertsch and Sibel Kazak.
Chapter 9: Schooling: Domestication or Ontological Construction? Martin Packer.
Chapter 10: Developing Fluency versus Conceptual Change. Bruce Sherin.
Chapter 11: From Dialectic to Dialogic. Rupert Wegerif.
Chapter 12: Vygotsky and Teacher Education in the Knowledge Age. Sharon Derry.
Responses to the Commentaries by Jim Wertsch and Sibel Kazak.
Section IV: Transactional Inquiry.
Chapter 13: A Transactional Perspective on the Practice-Based Science of Teaching and Learning. William Clancey.
Chapter 14: On Plants and Textual Representations of Plants: Learning to Reason in Institutional Categories. Roger Säljö.
Chapter 15: Contributions of the Transactional Perspective to Instructional Design and the Analysis of Learning in Social Context. Paul Cobb.
Chapter 16: Transacting with Clancey's "Transactional Perspective on the Practice-Based Science of Teaching and Learning." Jim Garrison.
Chapter 17: Making Sense of Practice in Mathematics: Models, Theories and Disciplines. Jere Confrey.
Responses to the Commentaries by Bill Clancey.
Section V: Synthesis.
Chapter 18: Observations on the Observations. Rich Lehrer and Leona Schauble.
Chapter 19: Cultural Forms, Agency, and the Discovery of Invention in Classroom Research on Learning and Teaching. Rogers Hall.
Chapter 20: Reflections on Practice, Teaching/Learning, Video, and Theorizing. Frederick Erickson.
Chapter 21: Does "Learning" Exist? Ray McDermott.
Organized into position papers, commentaries, responses, and synthesis chapters, facilitating a dialogic structure
Grounds discussion into a common stet of material leading to collaborative analysis
Includes primary data (transcripts, exhibits, images)