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Situated Cognition Essay

  • Submitted by: Hugyensiot1
  • on April 1, 2014
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 1,977 words

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FACULTY OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENTMASTER OF SCIENCE (LEARNING SCIENCES)COHORT 5 INTAKE FEBRUARY 2014 |
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REFLECTION ON                           SITUATED COGNITIONCOORDINATOR:MADAM KARTINI ABD GHANIBY: MOHD SYUKUR BIN ABU BAKAR | 14030370 |
AIDA FITRIYA BTE HAMZAH | 14030391 |
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Based on our readings and during presentation in the class last Sunday, we believed that situated cognition did happen in everyone’s life coincidentally.   Some of the events occurred in our lives actually involved a learning process which we did not realize at all. After discussion with fellow classmates and lecturer, we eventually realized that situated cognition did happen to us before. For example, when we were a baby, we learnt how to walk, speak and sing with the guidance from people in surroundings. Situated cognition or its other name is cognitive apprenticeship or situated learning is defined as “a theory of instruction that suggests learning is naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture.” From our understanding, situated cognition requires experts and novice learners so thus the learning process will occur. The experts will teach the novices based on the real world problem or daily life problem setting. For example, we had mentioned in class that a housemanship doctor will do his practical in hospital. In order to make him become an expert, he must learn from the expert that is someone who is entitled as a senior doctor. Thus, situated learning takes place when the housemanship doctor learns from the senior doctor in a real hospital environment.
The relation between experts and novice actually is derived from cognitive apprenticeship. The notion of cognitive apprenticeship is build on situated cognitive theory. Cognitive apprenticeship is “aimed primarily at teaching processes that experts use to handle complex tasks”. ‘Cognitive’ emphasizes that the focus is on cognitive skills and processes, rather than physical ones. Cognitive...

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