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ERIC Number: EJ1012316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
Multisensory Emplaced Learning: Resituating Situated Learning in a Moving World
Fors, Vaike; Backstrom, Asa; Pink, Sarah
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v20 n2 p170-183 2013
This article outlines the implications of a theory of "sensory-emplaced learning" for understanding the interrelationships between the embodied and environmental in learning processes. Understanding learning as multisensory and contingent within everyday place-events, this framework analytically describes how people establish themselves as "situated learners." This approach is demonstrated through three examples of how culturally constructed sensory categories offer routes to knowing about the multisensoriality of learning experiences. This approach, we suggest, offers new routes within practice-oriented educational theories for understanding how human bodies become situated and embedded in cultural, social, and material practices within constantly shifting place-events. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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