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ERIC Number: EJ830263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Situated Learning in an Australian Surf Club
Light, Richard
Sport, Education and Society, v11 n2 p155-172 May 2006
The article examines learning and identity formation for young people in an Australian surf club. Drawing on Lave and Wenger's notion of situated learning, it identifies how membership in the surf club from an early age involves highly significant and meaningful learning and identity formation, where learning is co-constructed with other members as a process of negotiating meaning and knowledge. It identifies how membership in the surf club and participation in its practices over time provides the participants with access to resources for understanding and cultural knowledge through growing involvement in practice. In doing so it suggests that there is a need to view physical learning as a complex process that is inseparable from social and cultural "webs of experience."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia