Situated Learning and Education

ED/EDST 1100 3.00

Situated theories of learning are introduced in this course and contrasted with other theories of learning.  Situated learning theories also are critically examined in relation to the kinds of educational experiences that flow from the manner in which learning is framed, who or what the “teacher” is in any one instance of learning, how the “learner” is positioned, and the role of the interpersonal dynamics such as affect and power. The implications of situated theories of learning are considered in relation to the provisioning of educational experiences in a variety of contexts, with particular reference to a life-long learning perspective.