ERIC Number: ED358803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-15
The Education Professorate: Teaching an "Artificial" Science.
Wagener, James W.
This paper argues that conceiving the education professor's role in higher education as that of teaching an "artificial" science is a helpful metaphor for re-contextualizing this mission. How the use of the metaphor of an artificial science bears on the role of the education professorate is examined by applying the purposive-inner environment-outer environment model to the tasks of the teacher, the professor, and the education professor. Each task is discussed within the context of artificial science while examining the student's learning progress from the introduction to knowledge to the level of practice. The paper concludes with the concepts of "indwelling," applied to skill development and performance; and "pedagogical modeling," used to give teachers guidance in connecting knowledge and the experience of the learner with flexibility and variety. Contains 32 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference (Atlanta, GA, April 15, 1993).