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Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives) 1st Edition
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This book is programmatic - a specific metaphor for learning is described, it is elaborated through several examples, and major issues are discussed, but for details, you will need to look elsewhere. Wenger's (1998) Communities of Practice is an analytical treatment that is the antithesis of the light and vibrant Situated Learning, but that is the go-to place to understand LPP from every angle and in all its detail.Read more ›
This book was written for academics, but has serious implications for practitioners.
Michael Beitler, Ph.D.
Author of "Strategic Organizational Learning"
After reading "Situated Learning," it is difficult to imagine the constellation of concepts that make up our modern thinking of what learning is without Lave and Wenger's contributions. Like the artwork on the book's cover, and the story of its origins, Lave and Wenger's analysis restoke the fires fueling the learning sciences. It is not an overstatement to say that this short, sometimes difficult to follow book, is responsible for a whole new generation of thinking and research on learning and its sociocultural consequences.
Their analytical objective was simple: dethrone the dominant conceptions of learning in the social sciences and everyday life. In their place, Lave and Wenger offer and illustrate a handful of concepts that students of learning across the social and applied sciences are now usings to inspire new insights on the origins of social ascension and strife.
I recommend that the reader, too, pick up this book with the intent of having some fun: let your inhibitions, and intellectual reservations, down for a couple of hours and enjoy the show as Lave and Wenger take off the Emporer's (modern psychology's, that is) clothes.Read more ›
I learnt how to do this it from this book.
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Read this for thesis and found a framework. I am thrilled by the concepts in this book. I would recommend this to anyone interested in teaching.Published 6 months ago by Kim Ashcraft
This book is for academics ONLY! Most of the time I was lost in my non-legitimate peripheral attempt at participation in reading. Not really sure what else to say...Published 17 months ago by John 3
The book arrived as reported. The shape of the book was as advertised. No were problems experienced. Will purchase again.Published on November 20, 2011 by paul