This course is designed to review and analyze in detail theories and research on situated cognition.
Situated Cognition is a recent term for a family of research efforts that explain cognition, including problem solving, sense making, understanding, transfer of learning, creativity, etc., in terms of the relationship between learners and the properties of specific environments (affordances).
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.