Situated Learning: Legitimate peripheral participation

Situated Learning: Legitimate peripheral participation

This book details the idea that learning is a social/co-operative mechanism not something that occurs individually. It posits that a real shift in education is needed so that we can legitimize the learning process. It looks to me that they are emphasizing a return to “apprentice-style” learning or as I see it of a more authentic learning process. The book also highlights the idea that a group’s hegemonic control over the resources for learning are imperative in effective education of the society’s youth. It also paints an interesting picture of how the “masters” need to continue to learn alongside their pupils as they facilitate the education process.


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