Situated Learning in Physical Education

@article{Kirk1998SituatedLI,
  title={Situated Learning in Physical Education},
  author={David Kirk and Doune Macdonald},
  journal={Journal of Teaching in Physical Education},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={376-387}
}
In this paper we argue that a version of situated learning theory, as one component of a broader constructivist theory of learning in physical education, can be integrated with other forms of social constructionist research to provide some new ways of thinking about a range of challenges currently facing physical educators, such as the alienation of many young people from physical education. The paper begins with a brief comment on some uses of the term “constructivism” in the physical activity… 
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