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Distributed Knowledge 1989

July 18, 2010

Excerpts from Brown, Collins & Duguid:

Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning

All knowledge is, we believe, like language…Thus, in a significant way, learning is, we believe, a process of enculturation….Knowledge, we suggest, similarly indexes the situation in which it arises and is used…So knowledge, which comes coded by and connected to the activity and environment in which it is developed is spread across its component parts, some of which are in the mind and some in the world much as the final picture on a jigsaw is spread across its component pieces.

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2 Comments
  1. Still thinking and reflecting on learning as a process of enculturation. Yes.
    John

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