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ERIC Number: ED258969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-1
Pages: 21
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Invitational Teaching for Mere Mortals.
Novak, John M.
This paper traces the developement of invitational learning and argues that it has become more precise and applicable as a result of critiques from within. Next, the current invitational model with its "wide-lens" focus is critiqued from its inability to go deeper into the implications of educating: teaching, learning, curriculum, and governance. Building on these distinct commonplaces, a theory of practice emphasizing educative events is presented. For invitations to be brought down to earth for teachers, and for the inviting process to remain pedagogically fresh, a more sensitive model is needed. An inviting theory of educational practice is proposed, informed by the concept of caring developed by Nel Noddings (1983), by the helping relations, and by the social-judgmental nature of knowledge suggested by Richard Bernstein (1983). (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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