Situative Cognition in Educational Psychology. Ed Tech Masters Program Summer 2005. What is Situative Cognition?. Also known as Situated, Sociohistoric or Socicultural. The fields of ethnography, sociolinguistics, anthropology, and sociology contributed to this perspective.
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A Russian psychologist, Vygotsky worked in the post-revolutionary Soviet Union to rebuild psychology
along Marxist lines. He worked to apply psychology to the problems confronting the new state, especially in the field of ed psych. Vygotsky’s writings were banned in the Soviet Union in 1936 and only became available in the west in the 1960’s at which point they became highly influential.