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Situated Cognition
An overview of the situated cognition learning theory.
# 135386 | 750 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Psychology (Theory)

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The paper explains that situated cognition is a form of constructivist learning theory that believes that learning happens best in realistic contexts - such as being an apprentice or practicing a skill "for real" not in school. The paper provides a lesson where a high school coach uses the context of real foul weather racing conditions to chunk expected student responses into two categories: continue to race and stop racing.

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"As a learning theory, "situated cognition" is closely connected to constructivism. A basic premise states that learning is most naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture. The context or "culture" of a field of study is as important for learning as the details or "concepts." In schools we mistakenly assume that there are broad concepts from which all learning takes place. However, since the learning culture of the school is not the same as that of the real world, simple application of these concepts is incomplete. An analogy is the difference..."

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