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Greg McVerry

Cognitive Apprenticeship and Instructional Technology

The computer allows us to create environments that mimic situations in the real world thatwe cannot otherwise realize in a classroom (or home). One approach is through microworids,but also through computer networks, data bases, graphing packages and text editors (Collins,1986).

here the technology is cast as an other to "simulate" the real world rather than just being part of the world as it is today

Six elements

  1. situated learning
  2. modeling and explaining
  3. coaching
  4. reflecting on performance
  5. articulaion Articulation refers to methods for forcing students to explain and think about what they aredoing i.e. making their tacit knowledge explicit.--notice JPG keeps this in Affinity Spaces
  6. Exploration

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