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Situated Learning

Students are always asking how their class activities relate to the "real world". Situated learning addresses this issue by focusing on the relationship between learning and a particular situation. Students are placed in a situation and work together to become part of the social structure. When possible, real contexts, roles, and activities are used. Examples include conducting science and social experiments in the local community. When students create products such as letters, reports, or presentation, they share these with a greater audience such as parents or peers.

First proposed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, situated learning is a model of learning. This approach suggests that context is imoprtant to learning.

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Situated Learning from TIP: Theories

Situated Learning from Wikipedia

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