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situated cognition/situated learning

Learning and understanding often relates to and arises from (social) contexts. Those working in similar contexts (e.g. a discipline or profession) develop understanding about that context (see also Community of practice). In the case of language learning, assistance with vocabulary would be offered in the context of the environment rather than the other way around (see also activity theory).

Categories: Learning theory

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