ERIC Number: ED373726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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"On Teaching Theory" 11th Annual Foundations Symposium: Dialogue on Applying Critical Approaches to Educational Technology.
Koetting, J. Randall
A teacher of educational theory delivers an educational foundations course on sociocultural concerns in education. In this course, teaching is presented as an orientation to the world and a moral enterprise because it intervenes in people's lives. Students typically fear theory classes because they do not want to appear foolish or because theoretical discourse is alienating in its vocabulary or apparently lacking relevance. However, theory cannot be regarded as a merely academic issue. Teaching through dialog is a necessity to ensure the engagement of students in learning and in the exchange of ideas. A research-project form is provided as a model for students to use in asking questions, posing problems, and describing, interpreting, and evaluating their data. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Models, Moral Values, Research Projects, Social Environment, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Alienation, Teacher Education, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Discourse; Language Barriers; Student Engagement
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.