ERIC Number: ED362555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
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Teaching: A Conceptual Analysis.
A conceptual analysis deals with the question of what is meant by the term "teaching." In other words, what are the necessary criteria of teaching? Criterion 1 is that there be someone in authority to fulfill the role of the teacher. Criterion 2 insists that someone fulfill the role of pupil. These patently obvious criteria are not sufficient for a definition of teaching. A third criterion is that teacher and pupil be in the proper context, a context of what should be taught. The proper context has the logical organization of subject matter to determine what is to be taught, and the use of a psychological order to determine to whom and when it should be taught. A fourth criterion insists that teaching is goal-oriented. When all the criteria of teaching are met, it is argued, it is logical to assert that learning follows necessarily from teaching. (SLD)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Criteria, Definitions, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Skills
University of California at Irvine Extension, 41 Whitman Court, Irvine, CA 92715.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conceptual Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Center for Critical Thinking (August 1-4, 1993).