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ERIC Number: ED188953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Introducing Innovation to Pupils.
Hull, Charles; Rudduck, Jean
Problems of introducing students to innovational approaches to learning and an approach to solving those problems are discussed. The authors stress that students' definitions of classroom and school reality are powerful factors in the negotiation of educational change. If innovation is introduced in classrooms via lecture alone, the result is that the teacher disseminates information in terms of the new framework, whereas pupils decode information in terms of the old. An example is given in which a teacher tried to introduce discussion-based work with 14-year-old students. The result was a stalemate because students could not perceive a change from the conventional authority based relationship of teacher and learner. The paper concludes that video instruction, which by its nature demands a passive audience, is the ideal tool to introduce educational change to students. This medium gives them sufficient sense of the alternative method to provide the basis for discussion. The authors are currently using the video method to introduce programs of curricular innovation in schools in England. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of the American Education Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).