Re: [xmca] Situated cognition vs. Socio-cultural theory

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2006 - 19:11:15 PDT

Hi Mary!

So nice to see your voice. Could you elaborate on the idea that
socio-cultural theory
(who fits there?) and "situated cognition are separated but related
trajectoriies". Who do you
count as the ancestors of the two related but separate trajectories? How are
they related?
I find this whole area of interest very difficult to parse.

On 7/11/06, Mary K. Bryson <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am working on a course syllabus, and thinking about the separate but
> related trajectories of situated cognition and socio-cultural theory. At
> some point in the early nineties, lots of former cognitivists started to
> sound a lot like socio-culturalists. So where do these two trajectories
> intersect and where do they remain forever apart?
> Someone may have written a really great review article or chapter that
> compares these two theoretical perspectives. If you know of such a text,
> could you let me know? I will so appreciate that.
> Mary
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> Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
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