Nomination: Eduardo Fleury Mortimer, Department of Teaching Methods and Techniques at the Faculty of Education of UFMG

Period: April 10 to 24, 2011

Jean Lave is an anthropologist with field research in different countries such as Brazil, some in Africa, the United States and Portugal. Lave holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, 1968, is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Berkeley, California and has developed extensive transdisciplinary research activity, especially on the topic of learning. His best-known book Situated Learning, published in 1991, brings the investigation of learning to the field of theories of practice and situated cognition, a renewal of the approach to learning processes that has had both theoretical and practical developments in these various fields.