Category Archives: Embedded cognition

Embodied cognition and STEM learning

Embodied learning approaches emphasize the use of action to support pedagogical goals. A specific version of embodied learning posits an action-to-abstraction transition supported by gesture, sketching, and analogical mapping. These tools seem to have special promise for bolstering learning in … Continue reading

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Socially Embedded Cognition

Material facts about the arrangement of supermarkets and the design of churches, as well as rules of evidence and other social practices, play a critical role in structuring everyday human cognition. This much is hard to deny. I argue that … Continue reading

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On the role of Social Interaction in Social Cognition

Researchers in the enactivist tradition  have recently argued that social interaction can constitute social cognition, rather than simply serve as the context for social cognition. They contend that a focus on social interaction corrects the overemphasis on mechanisms inside the … Continue reading

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