An Introduction to Lave and Wenger's Situated Learning

Learning begins with observation. A video summary of Lave and Wegner's Situated Learning discusses the importance of observation and apprenticeship in learning as part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas. The video highlights key concepts and vocabulary words found in the text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the benefits of completing an apprenticeship as part of the learning process
  • Ask learners to provide examples of how they've seen the theory of situated learning in their own lives
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires an understanding of the types of communities in which people participate
  • Uses an analogy to help clarify one of the main ideas found in the text
  • Illustrates concepts to help viewers visualize key ideas
  • Lacks charts or diagrams, which could better highlight the process the video discusses