Situative and distributed theories of cognition increasingly are being proposed as alternatives to the traditional individualist notion offered by cognitive psychology. From this perspective, “knowledge,” perhaps more aptly termed “knowing about,” is no longer conceived of as a static structure residing in the individual’s head; instead, knowing is a process distributed across the knower, the environment in which knowing occurs, and the activity in which the learner is participating.
THE JOURNAL OF THE LEARNING SCIENCES, 10(1&2), 5–15
Copyright © 2001, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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