Situated learning and communities of practice (post 2 of mini-series 3): concise and clear summary/intro

Thanks to @TonyHall for passing this on. Clipped from http://www.infed.org the social/situational orientation to learning It is not so much that learners acquire structures or models to understand the world, but they participate in frameworks that that have structure. Learning involves participation in a community of practice. Attending to a behaviour; remembering it as a … Continue reading

Jay Cross interviews John Seely Brown about the roots of informal learning

There’s a slight irony in that many non-specialists may find this discussion of the problems with abstraction in learning… a little abstract. But there is good stuff here, including the background to the Institute for Research on Learning, and what Jean Lave learnt from how people learn in Africa. Clipped from http://www.internettime.com Nowadays, my learning … Continue reading