Exploiting the use of technology to teach: The value of distributed cognition

  • Schwartz N
  • 51


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 13


    Citations of this article.


Giere (2002) invokes findings from the PDP (parallel distributed processing) Research Group during the 1980s (McClelland & Rumelhart, 1986), Dynamic Systems Theory (Thelan & Smith, 1994), and conceptions from evolutionary psychology (Clark, 1997; Suchman, 1987; Varela, Thompson & Rosch, 1993) to support this contention. [...] individuals need external devices to think with (e.g. calculators, formulae and spectrometers in chemistry; microscopes in biology; oscilloscopes in physics; reaction times and facial reactions in psychology) and it is only in the presence of these tools, grounded within the conditions for which they are employed, can cognition be successfully deployed.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Neil H. Schwartz

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free