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ERIC Number: ED107640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 29
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Humanism and Behaviorism in Physical Education; A Dialogue.
Hellison, Don; Siedentop, Daryl
This paper is the record of a debate between Don Hellison, representing "humanism" in physical education, and Daryl Siedentop, representing "behaviorism." The paper contains a statement from each speaker, followed by each man's rebuttal. In his first statement, Hellison presents his image of humanity, emphasizing the human need to feel competent, develop a subjective belief system, and be consciously self-aware in a manner which is both reflexive and creative. Hellison contends that, translated into practice, the self-reflexive capacity of humans requires exposure, self-awareness education, and choice. Siedentop, replying to Hellison, disagrees that values arise spontaneously from within as an expression of the individual's inner nature. He contends that all behavior is determined, but need not be determined by coercive forces. Arguing that Hellison is implying that the quest for the growing competence of the individual cannot be accomplished through behavioral techniques, Siedentop outlines research at Ohio State University which concerns teaching preservice educators how to maximize student learning probabilities in a loving manner beneficial to student growth and development. In their rebuttals, Hellison embellishes on his remarks about self-control and Siedentop tries to define the difference between their opposing views. (JA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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