Ok folks. I’m attempting to make my way through chapters 1 and 2 of Situated Learning but I’m running up against a serious problem that’s making even a basic knowledge of the reading impossible. What is situated learning?
This phrase, which is used in almost every paragraph, is never defined (as far as I can tell) so as the most fundamental building block upon which everything else grows out of, I cannot move into this argument without knowing first what the argument concerns. On page 31, at the end of the second full paragraph, they get near a definition but then they backup again with the following statement, ” the attempt to clarify the concept of situated learning led to critical concerns about the theory and to further revisions that resulted in the move to our present view that learning is an integral and inseperable aspect of social practice.” That’s almost a definition but it’s more of a non-defintion.
So, my question, simply put is: what is situated learning?