Source: This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 27, Issue 8,
Author(s): Kun Huang, Ian A. Lubin, and Xun Ge, " Situated Learning in an Educational Technology Course for Pre-service Teachers", Pages 1200–1212, Copyright Elsevier (November 2011).
This study explored a situated learning environment implemented in an educational technology course where pre-service teachers worked collaboratively on meaningful real-world projects, assuming the role of professional teachers.
The authors used a traditional learning environment as a critical frame of reference.
The authors found that the students in the situated learning environment demonstrated sophisticated problem-solving skills, exhibited metacognitive awareness, produced coherent artifacts, and showed high levels of motivation.