a synonym for apprenticeship that emphasizes the contextual, real-life learning and mentoring aspects of knowledge acquisition which in turn requires absorbing tacit and explicit knowledge. View records related to this term
Learning which takes place in the context where it will eventually be applied, for example, the training of medical staff on hospital wards.
theory formulated by Lave and Wenger which considers social interaction to be central for learning, and where the physical and social environment plays a vital role in the learning process. For an introduction, with further references, see for example Clancey or Atherton.
Education that takes place in a setting functionally identical to that where the learning will be applied.
A theory of learning that focuses on the contextual nature of learning and the need for creating learning environments that are situated in both physically and socially. Situated learning theory holds that it is difficult to transfer learning from one environment to another.
Situated learning is a model of learning first proposed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger. It suggests that all learning is contextual, embedded in a social and physical environment.