ERIC Number: ED121797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Theory in Practice.
Pyfer, Jean L.
There are at least three ways in which educational theory can be used in practice: (1) to reexamine our traditional approaches, (2) to provide direction in future practice, and (3) to generate research. Reexamination of traditional approaches through analysis and utilization of theoretical methods is one means of promoting constant growth and assertion of program efficacy. The results of an evaluation process can then lend some direction to future program design which in turn generates topics for future research and development. Theory is frequently misused, either by acceptance without analysis, by rejection without analysis, or most commonly, by inappropriate application. Use of theory to examine the traditional and provide direction to future practice and research is the total integration of theory and practice. (DMT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 5, 1976)