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Jean Lave (PhD., Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1968) is a social anthropologist and noted social learning theorist. She is currently a Professor of Education and Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. Her studies of apprenticeships are recognized as significant contributions to educational psychology.

She has published three books:

  • Understanding Practice (co-authored with Seth Chaiklin, 1993)
  • Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (co-authored with Etienne Wenger, 1991)
  • Cognition in Practice (1988)

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