ERIC Number: ED174602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Pedagogical Theories: Problems and Possibilities.
Morrissey, Marietta; Gamso, Jeffrey M.
Three methods of teaching--traditional lecture, Socratic, and radical humanist-- are examined as they are used at the college level of instruction. It is argued that these methods are based on teaching theories that differ from one another in terms of assumptions about the teacher-student relationship, the nature of knowledge and truth, the learning process, and the goals of higher education. The question is asked: Are these teaching theories differentially compatible with particular types of colleges and universities? On examination of institutions of higher learning based on parental income of students, evidence is produced that categories of schools, private colleges and universities, public colleges and universities, and two-year colleges, endorse different assumptions about teacher-student ties, knowledge and truth, learning processes, and educational goals. Some exceptions to this pattern are explored. (JD)
Descriptors: College Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Processes, Lecture Method, Socioeconomic Background, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Meetings of the Southwestern Social Science Association (Houston, Texas, 1978)