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Adult and Continuing Education Administration

Adult Education Research Conference

2006

Situated learning

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The Nature And Archaic Origins Of Lifelong Learning Processes: The Relevance Of Anthropology To Adult Education, Donovan Plumb Aug 2006

The Nature And Archaic Origins Of Lifelong Learning Processes: The Relevance Of Anthropology To Adult Education, Donovan Plumb

Adult Education Research Conference

Contemporary anthropology is developing key perspectives on human learning that are very relevant for the theories and practices of adult education. This paper explores the work of Merlin Donald, Donald Mithen, Michael Tomasello and Tim Ingold to show how current thinking in anthropology challenges the cognitivist bias that currently dominates our field.


Situated Learning In Virtual Worlds: The Learning Ecology Of Second Life, Elisabeth R. Hayes Jul 2006

Situated Learning In Virtual Worlds: The Learning Ecology Of Second Life, Elisabeth R. Hayes

Adult Education Research Conference

This research investigated the “learning ecology” of the virtual world, Second Life. Study goals were to: (a) determine how the design and social dynamics of one virtual world support as well as constrain various types of learning, and (b) suggest implications for the use of virtual worlds in adult education.