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ERIC Number: ED372064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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The Bermuda Triangle of Education.
Bertrand, Yves
The pedagogical triangle of teacher, learner, and subject matter has in its center a fourth element: the communication system. Each feature of the pedagogical triangle, and the communication system as well, relies on a very important cultural component. Problems occur when communication processes in a classroom are fragmented and related to different cultures and ideologies. There is quite a distance between the school's culture and the students' culture. Academic discourses provoke students' resistance because they are remote from their everyday preoccupations. There are differences between classical culture and the industrial culture called modernity or postmodernity. Models of teachings and pedagogical theories belong to a different cultures. The common culture needed to exchange information is lacking. Education is a part of the problem because it provides an inadequate basis for learning to create a new culture. Education should place a priority on creating a "virtual educational community" with a communication system based on a common culture. Key factors in achieving this virtual educational community include use of an inductive curriculum based on real social and cultural problem solving, student involvement, empathetic communication between students and teachers, and teacher emphasis on empowerment of students rather than on control. (Contains 24 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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