communities where children are included in a wide range of activities, they are
keen observers and learn through contributing to the ongoing activities of
This website presents theory and research on "Learning by Observing and Pitching In" (also called learning by Intent Community Participation).
This way of learning appears to be especially common in communities where children are routinely included in a wide range of activities of the community, such as many Indigenous communities of the US, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Learning by Observing and Pitching In has previously been referred to as learning through Intent Community Participation.