Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning

  title={Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning},
  author={J. Brown and A. Collins and P. Duguid},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={32 - 42}
  • J. Brown, A. Collins, P. Duguid
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology
  • Educational Researcher
  • 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 limits the effectiveness of such practices. Drawing on recent research into cognition as it is manifest in everyday activity, the authors argue that knowledge is situated, being in part a product of the activity, context, and culture in which it is developed and used. They discuss how this view of knowledge… CONTINUE READING
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