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Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning
Many teaching practices implicitly assume that conceptual knowledge can be abstracted from the situations in which it is learned and used. This article argues that this assumption inevitably limitsExpand
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Knowledge and Organization: A Social-Practice Perspective
While the recent focus on knowledge has undoubtedly benefited organizational studies, the literature still presents a sharply contrasting and even contradictory view of knowledge, which at times isExpand
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Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0
John Seely Brown is a Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost at the University of Southern California (USC) and Independent Co-Chairman of a New Deloitte Research Center. He is the former ChiefExpand
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COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP: MAKING THINKING VISIBLE
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Diagnostic Models for Procedural Bugs in Basic Mathematical Skills
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A new diagnostic modeling system for automatically synthesizing a deep-structure model of a student's misconceptions or bugs in his basic mathematical skills provides a mechanism for explaining why a student is making a mistake as opposed to simply identifying the mistake. Expand
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Growing Up: Digital: How the Web Changes Work, Education, and the Ways People Learn
  • J. Brown
  • Engineering, Sociology
  • 1 March 2000
n 183 1 Michael Faraday built a small generator that produced electricity, but a generation passed before an industrial version was built, then another 25 years before all the necessary IExpand
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The coming age of calm technolgy
The important waves of technological change are those that fundamentally alter the place of technology in our lives. What matters is not technology itself, but its relationship to us.
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Balancing act: how to capture knowledge without killing it.
Everyone knows that the way things are formally organized in most companies (their processes) is not the same as the way things are actually done (their practices). The difference between the twoExpand
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New Learning Environments for the 21st Century: Exploring the Edge
Even those of us who haven’t been teaching very long don’t have to be told that today’s college students engage with the world differently than we did when we were in school. Today’s students areExpand
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A Qualitative Physics Based on Confluences
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A qualitative physics predicts and explains the behavior of mechanisms in qualitative terms and provides the foundations for commonsense models for the next generation of expert systems. Expand
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