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Enculturation

I have been re-reading Brown, Collins and Duguid (1989) “Situated cognition and the Culture of Learning”, in Educational Researcher 18.

I’d like to post a quote:

Unfortunately, students are too often asked to use the tools of a discipline without being able to adopt its culture. To learn to use tools as practitioners use them, a student, like an apprentice, must enter that community and its culture. Thus, in a significant way, learning is, we believe, a process of enculturation. (p.33)

(posted by Hannah Forsyth)