Academic Catalog


Course Code: 9020557
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Cognitive Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

this course will introduce topics that are gaining increasing interest in cognitive science, such as embodiment, cognitive artifacts, affordances, extended cognition, distributed/group cognition and intersubjectivity. the course involves several readings that offer a re-examination of various domains of cognitive science such as thinking, reasoning, planning, learning, perception, representation and communication from a situated cognition perspective. Interaction Analysis will be introduced as a research metedology to study various aspects of cognition from a situated cognition perspective. Excerpts from online chat logs and face to face interactions will be analyzed from both conventional and situated perspectivies to discuss existing theoritical and empirical positions regarding various cognitive processes such as reasoning, perception and social interaction.