Situated Cognition

This picture is an easy way of understanding situated cognition. I definitely believe that the way a task is understood is dependent on the surroundings it is within. As an EMT, I may have learned skills in a classroom, but I became a better EMT by actually working on an ambulance. I became better at working under pressure and was able to research more information on things I didn’t understand. I can take the most intelligent doctor in the world and put him on an ambulance and he would have not nearly enough skill to work the way we do.

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  1. I most definitely agree! I am an optician and yes the information I learned in school came in very useful in the beginning of my career; although, was I rely on now is my experience. I support the situated cognition hypothesis because I too experience it. No matter how much anyone can study a subject they can never be proficient in it until they practice and gain valuable experience.

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