ERIC Number: ED236949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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In Honor of Teaching.
Von Laue, Theodore H.
Clark Now (The Magazine of Clark University), v13 n1 p2-7 Win-Spr 1983
The purpose of college teaching is to promote book learning--a type of learning which is repressive of people's natural curiosity. It is the duty of teachers to help students be what they do not want to be; therefore, they need to proceed with charity, affection, and selflessness. In teaching, communication proceeds on three levels: (1) formal academic instruction; (2) moral communication; and (3) subliminal communication. Good teaching should be invisible so that students do not know they are being taught. Students are products of their parents and society; they must be accepted as they come. Teachers are at the mercy of their students' attitudes and knowledge. If students lack basic skills, instruction in higher forms of knowledge must be set aside. A knowledge explosion is occurring which needs to be transmitted to students. The best means for this is through an interdisciplinary approach with a world-wide perspective. This is particularly important in teaching history. History teachers should broaden their studies from a traditional western-oriented perspective to a global perspective. (DC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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