ERIC Number: EJ655321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning To Do Knowledge Work in Systems of Distributed Cognition.
Winsor, Dorothy A.
Journal of Business and Technical Communication, v15 n1 p5-28 Jan 2001
Studies six summer interns in an engineering development center. Shows that for the interns and their more experienced colleagues, learning did not precede activity but rather was the means by which they remained attuned to activity and able to function. Finds cognition was distributed not only among people but also among people and their tools; and communication was the means by which the system functioned as a unified whole. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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