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  • Situated Learning and Communities of Practice Dr. Terry Carter, tjcarter@vcu.edu Virginia Commonwealth University
  • The Language of Situated Learning
    • Communities of practice
    • Legitimate peripheral participation
    • Situated learning, situated cognition, learning in situ
    • Cognitive apprenticeships
    • Thinking in context, thinking embedded in context
    • Heuristic
    • Tools and learning
    • Enculturating environment
  • Language, con’t
    • Novices, experts, and Just Plain Folks (JPFs)
    • Canonical practice
    • Dialectics
    • Narration, collaboration, and social construction of knowledge
    • Bricolage
    • Inert knowledge vs. robust knowledge
    • Organizations as communities of communities
    • Inter-organizational communities of practice
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  • Four Major premises
    • Learning is grounded in actions of everyday situations
    • Knowledge is acquired situationally and transfers only to similar situations
    • Learning is a social process
    • Learning is not separated from action
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  • Unique Factors in Situated Learning
    • Students learn content through activities rather than by acquiring information as organized by instructors
    • Content is inherent in doing the task
    • Learning is dilemma-driven
    • Subject matter emerges from cues in the environment and from dialogue among the community
  • Content is embedded in … Context Community Participation
  • Traditional vs. Situated Learning
    • Formal
    • Retention of new knowledge
    • Teacher centered
    • Learning in individual mind
    • School activity
    • Deliberate
    • Acquiring info in discrete packages
    • Content-driven
    • Informal
    • Application of new knowledge
    • Participative/ cooperative
    • Participatory / community
    • Authentic situations
    • Unintentional (incidental
    • Learning content through activity
    • Structure of learning implicit in experience
  • Traditional vs. Situated Learning
    • Formal
    • Retention of new knowledge
    • Teacher centered
    • Learning in individual mind
    • School activity
    • Deliberate
    • Acquiring info in discrete packages
    • Content-driven
    • Informal
    • Application of new knowledge
    • Participative/ cooperative
    • Participatory / community
    • Authentic situations
    • Unintentional (incidental
    • Learning content through activity
    • Structure of learning implicit in experience