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ERIC Number: ED353048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 8
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A European Teaching Model: From Vygotsky to Socrates via Piaget.
Frangos, Christos
This paper presents a new European teaching model based on ideas and methods of Socrates, Jean Piaget, and Lev S. Vygotsky. The starting point for this new model was the use of Socrates' dialectical method in teaching 906 primary and secondary school students the reduplication of a square. Results of this exercise were compared with Piaget's and Vygotsky's work on similar issues. It was found that a deductive strategy, whereby children were encouraged to discover knowledge rather than simply have it provided to them, reduced the age at which children understood the reduplication of the square. From this research, and the cognitive approaches to learning developed by Piaget and Vygotsky, a didactic model was formulated. The model was designed to enable students to develop mastery learning by allowing them to learn from their mistakes. It is suggested that the dialectical relationship between work, human interaction, and the quality of life should be considered in any curriculum that focuses on a multifold and multicultural education. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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