Dewey: pull out some quotes/passages.
What does it say? Why does it matter?
What is he pushing against?
From this we can pull out principles for class design and/or learning.
QW: Think of something you’ve learned to do pretty well outside of school–gardening, baking, playing guitar, knitting. How did you learn to do that? What are the spaces, materials, people, activities that surround that thing?
Let’s work for 20 minutes or so (individually) writing some definitions/ideas about “situated learning” and “legitimate peripheral participation.” Some things to help: your quick write (use to think about your own experiences with learning), skim Forward by Hanks, particularly first page or so. Re-read 34-37. Look at theories that inform our writing program. And here’s a Link to quick and fast key claims for Vygotsky. Google, etc…use all your resources to try to write something out you can use with your group.
Then, as a group, teams will draw/use quotes/map situated learning and LPP.
Chapter 3 from Situated Learning
1. Choose one of the “cases of apprenticeship” and talk through how people learn to be a member of that particular community. How do they learn to become a participant in this group? What enables the learning? What gets in the way if anything?
Then, think about principles of learning that we could consider from your chosen example. How might this inform 30, 130, or the teaching of writing?
2. Choose a concept/idea you find interesting from this text (for example, perhaps you are intrigued by the concept of “identity” that they talk about in various places in this text or the term “practice”…); use the index and search for places in the text where they talk about this concept.
Then, try to apply this is some way: what does it make you think about in terms of your own learning, or our work in this class or other classes, or how you might structure a classroom or activities related to the teaching of writing?
share out with the class.
Start by blogging on our site: how do you do research? What are your research practices so far? What resonated in the Purdy & Walker article?
Blog 15 minutes then publish post. Respond to the post below yours (If first person to post, then read last post at top).