Anchored Instruction and Its Relationship to Situated Cognition

  title={Anchored Instruction and Its Relationship to Situated Cognition},
  author={E. Pellicer},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={10 - 2}
  • E. Pellicer
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology
  • Educational Researcher
  • In a recent Educational Researcher article, Brown, Collins, and Duguid (January-February 1989) discussed the concept of situated cognition. We explore relationships between this concept and our Technology Center’s work on anchored instruction. In the latter, instruction is anchored (situated) in videodisc-based, problem-solving environments that teachers and students can explore. We argue that situated cognition provides a broad, useful framework that emphasizes the importance of focusing on… CONTINUE READING
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