Tiffany Whitcomb, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, USA Edward Taylor, Penn State Harrisburg, USA
Keywords: Situated learning, teacher student relationships
Abstract: The development of the student teacher relationship has been largely ignored within the tenets of situated learning. Here we report the results of a mixed method study that explored relationships between researchers and veterinarians in a biomedical techniques training program designed theoretically and practically from the lens of situated learning.
In the situated learning approach, knowledge and skills are learned in the contexts that reflect how knowledge is obtained and applied in everyday situations. Situated cognition theory conceives of learning as a sociocultural phenomenon rather than the action of an individual acquiring general information from a decontextualized body of knowledge (Kirshner and Whitson 1997). This Digest presents an overview of the concepts related to applying situated cognition in adult learning. It should be noted that situated learning ED418250 1998-00-00 Situated Learning in Adult Education. ERIC Digest No. 195.