Category Archives: Situated

The Cultural Evolution of Socially Situated Cognition

Because human cognition is creative and socially situated, knowledge accumulates, diffuses, and gets applied in new  contexts, generating cultural analogs of phenomena observed in population genetics such as adaptation and drift. It is therefore commonly thought that elements of culture … Continue reading

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Cognition in practice: mind, mathematics, and culture in everyday life

Most previous research on human cognition has focused on problem-solving and has confined its investigations to the laboratory.  As a result, it has been difficult to account for complex mental processes and their place in culture and history. In this … Continue reading

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Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation

Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation 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 … Continue reading

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New wave Theories of Cognition – The advocating of the Embodied, Situated, Enactive characters of Cognition

The new wave of studies in the domain of cognition is presented as a growing research program which is characterized by a critical attitude towards the mainstream in cognitive sciences, and especially by the criticism toward the recourse to internal … Continue reading

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Situated Dialogic Action Research – Disclosing ‘‘Beginnings’’ for Innovative Change in Organizations

I want to discuss a version of collaborative action research oriented toward exploring, and verbally articulating, the real possibilities for making an innovative next step in a specific situation in a particular organization. There are many situations in organizational life … Continue reading

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