Multisensory emplaced learning: Resituating situated learning in a moving world

Vaike Fors, Asa Backstrom, Sarah Pink

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This article outlines the implications of a theory of “sensory-emplaced learning” for understanding the interrelationships between the embodied and environmental in learning processes. Understanding learning as multisensory and contingent within everyday place-events, this framework analytically describes how people establish themselves as “situated learners.” This approach is demonstrated through three examples of how culturally constructed sensory categories offer routes to knowing about the multisensoriality of learning experiences. This approach, we suggest, offers new routes within practice-oriented educational theories for understanding how human bodies become situated and embedded in cultural, social, and material practices within constantly shifting place-events.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-183
Number of pages14
JournalMind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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