Week 1, Monday Lecture Outline
- Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Cava Java, South University @ East University
- Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Cava Java
- or by appointment
- BUT -- please no drop-in visiting!
- I. Individualistic VS contextual tension
- II. Classical models
- III. Learning in communities of practice
- Classical model:
- bounded, autonomous actor made up of preferences, traits, interests, and
- behavior is a consequence of these internal attributes
- Contextual model:
- importance of the relational, cultural, and interdependent features of
- Positive reinforcement:
- students attend to lecture when move to left corner
- Negative reinforcement:
- students stop whispering when move from right corner
- Attend to president
- He knows what to do (mental image)
- Follow his lead (reproduce behavior)
- participation, repetition, transfer, and feedback
- Sources and occasions:
- formal -- classroom and top-down
- informal -- apprenticeship and peers
- Situated learning:
- activity in, with, and arising from interaction with people around you
- Community of practice:
- group that defines skill and mastery and provides the means to obtain skill
- Legitimate peripheral participation:
- learning through participation, organized through access to skilled
- Barriers to learning:
- lack of access due to physical separation
- poor contact with skilled journeymen
- How do organizations learn:
- suitability of individual level models?
- consequences for practice?
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