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Distributed cognition and external cognition research says that our thinking isn’t just what happens between the ears. Instead, thinking is ‘distributed’ (or the knowledge) all around us. This includes the people, the policeis, and the tools and technology. For instance, the cognition of an air traffic controller needed for successful airplane landings is distributed across pilots, other airports, grounds crews. Tools/Technologies such as radars, weather models represent additional cognitive sources that facilitate the collaboration.

One way that we might compartmentalize distributed cognition is through activity theory. Please take a moment to (1) summarize “activity theory” in a paragraph and (2) describe your work context using the activity theory framework. Please make sure you post the activity theory triangle framework as part of your post. In your response, please add in at least two additional aspects your colleague may have missed in their initial post.

Example of Activity Theory within a Sales Context

Textbook: Dirksen, J. (2016). Design for how people learn (2nd Ed.). San Francisco: New Riders PTG.

Read Chapters 10-12.