Learning by Observing and Pitching In to Family and Community Endeavors: An Orientation

  title={Learning by Observing and Pitching In to Family and Community Endeavors: An Orientation},
  author={Barbara Rogoff},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={69 - 81}
  • B. Rogoff
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Education
  • Human Development
This article formulates a way of organizing learning opportunities in which children are broadly integrated in the activities of their families and communities and learn by attentively contributing to the endeavors around them, in a multifaceted process termed “Learning by Observing and Pitching In.” This form of informal learning appears to be especially prevalent in many Indigenous-heritage communities of the USA, Mexico, and Central America, although it is important in all communities and in… 

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