Identity & Situated Learning

Read Chapters 3 & 4

Discussion Questions

  • What where the notable take aways from these chapters?
  • How does the information from these chapters help you in your teaching?
  • What ways can we support students to form positive learning identities?
  • How can we both entice learners to try in our classroom and make sure they achieve meaningful success?
  • Do any of Gee’s Learning Principles (#6 – #22 are listed in these chapters) stand out to you?
  • What do you thinking about Gee’s claim that “critical learning in any domain should lead to learners becoming, in a sense, designers?”


  • Arcanum Gameplay – Gee references his experiences with this game so you’re welcome to check out the videos of the game being played.
  • Deus Ex Gameplay – In chapter 4 Gee also talks about playing this game and how the language of the manual relates to playing the game. These videos showcase the gameplay experience.


Topics In Practice

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