Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

Description

What does it mean to learn or understand? Situated learning posits that understanding/meaning/learning are all relative to actions. Knowledge is inextricably bound to contexts: to do is to know, and all knowledge is situated in social, physical and cultural contexts. This is the foundation for situated learning: it is social and a person's identity is part of belonging to a culture through participation/interactions in that culture. Learning needs to be situated, this author feels that people should be encouraged to maintain their culture and beliefs and values within the post-secondary school system. The power of culture is strong.

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Catherine Beaton is an associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the department of Information, Sciences and Technologies. Her interest areas are Human Computer Interaction (HCI), ethics, and accessibility. She is also a student at the University at Buffalo where she is in the curriculum, instruction and the science of learning program. Between work and school her desire is to examine education in terms of accessibility with ethical overtones.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Situativity as a Thread in a Multicolor Quilt of Education

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

What does it mean to learn or understand? Situated learning posits that understanding/meaning/learning are all relative to actions. Knowledge is inextricably bound to contexts: to do is to know, and all knowledge is situated in social, physical and cultural contexts. This is the foundation for situated learning: it is social and a person's identity is part of belonging to a culture through participation/interactions in that culture. Learning needs to be situated, this author feels that people should be encouraged to maintain their culture and beliefs and values within the post-secondary school system. The power of culture is strong.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2019/Articles/6