Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation / Edition 1

Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation / Edition 1

by Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger, Etienne Wenger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521423740

ISBN-13: 9780521423748

Pub. Date: 09/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this important theoretical treatise, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, push forward the notion of situated learning—that learning is fundamentally a social process and not solely in the learner's head. The authors maintain that learning viewed as situated activity has as its central defining characteristic a process they

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Overview

In this important theoretical treatise, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, push forward the notion of situated learning—that learning is fundamentally a social process and not solely in the learner's head. The authors maintain that learning viewed as situated activity has as its central defining characteristic a process they call legitimate peripheral participation. Learners participate in communities of practitioners, moving toward full participation in the sociocultural practices of a community. Legitimate peripheral participation provides a way to speak about crucial relations between newcomers and oldtimers and about their activities, identities, artifacts, knowledge and practice. The communities discussed in the book are midwives, tailors, quartermasters, butchers, and recovering alcoholics, however, the process by which participants in those communities learn can be generalized to other social groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521423748
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
478,120
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Legitimate peripheral participation; 2. Practice, person, social world; 3. Midwives, tailors, quartermasters, butchers, non-drinking alcoholics; 4. Legitimate peripheral participation in communities of practice; 5. Conclusion; References; Index.

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