FocusAttending simultaneously to the embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended aspects of cognition
- Knowledge is … the scope of possible action and interpretation
- Knowing is … doing, being
- Learner is … a perceiver/interpreter (individual)
- Learning is … creating; bringing forth (to meet to demands of a situation)
- Teaching is … coupled participation
SynopsisThe four E’s of 4E Cognition stand for embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended. 4E Cognition is a perspective on cognition that asserts that, to understand mind, one must look within and across the dynamic interactions of the brain, body, social environments, and physical environments.
Commentary4E Cognition isn’t so much a theory of cognition as it is a summary of contemporary Coherence Discourses.
Authors and/or Prominent InfluencesAlbert Newen Leon De Bruin Shaun Gallagher
Status as a Theory of Learning4E Cognition is a theory of learning.
Status as a Theory of Teaching4E Cognition is not a theory of teaching.
Status as a Scientific Theory4E Cognition is a young, but scientifically robust perspective and movement.
Please cite this article as:
Davis, B., & Francis, K. (2020). “Four-E (4E) Cognition” in Discourses on Learning in Education. https://learningdiscourses.com.
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