Category Archives: Cognition

Distributed communities and nodal subjects

Drawing upon cognitive science and systems theory, this article examines a number of issues commonly undertaken in theorizing “online communities.”  The thesis is that current approaches to online community that focus on specific online “places,” such as LamdaMOO, may overlook … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context

This interdisciplinary work presents an integration of theory and research on how children develop their thinking as they participate in cultural activity with the guidance and challenge of their caregivers and other companions. The author, a leading developmental psychologist, views … Continue reading

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