The conceptual nature of knowledge, situations, and activity.

Clancey, William J. (1997) The conceptual nature of knowledge, situations, and activity. [Book Chapter]

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Situated action can be viewed as a psychological theory about the dynamic relation of conceiving and acting; and as a social theory about the nature of activity as a social choreography. Conventional views of interactivity reduce concepts to words, situations to data, and activities to descriptions of disembodied tasks. The difference between tasks and activities suggests new ways for using computers to facilitate work and learning.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:situated cognition, social construction of knowledge, expert systems, socio-technical systems, task analysis, knowledge level, activity theory, cognitive modeling
Subjects:Biology > Ethology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:475
Deposited By: Clancey, Bill
Deposited On:24 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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