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ERIC Number: ED375089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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The Triangle of Communicative "Didactique."
Lacotte, Jacqueline
This paper explores the symbolic representation of the teaching situation as a triangle involving teacher, student, and content. The paper explores what is meant by didactic communication, and then studies the meaning of the semiotic triangle in the light of two lines of research: the patterns used to analyze communication situations and ongoing research being conducted in the field of teacher thinking and teacher planning. The paper discusses the distinction between didactic and pedagogical communication, examines the forms of didactic communication, clarifies the distinction between didactic communication and didactic speech, and examines the parts played by each partner in the didactic communication contract. The paper distinguishes among three types of didactic communication, which vary according to context (pedagogical method chosen, age of students, communication contract, etc.): (1) the teacher as the only acting partner and the producer of messages; (2) verbal interaction between teacher and students with two sorts of content (content to be taught, for the teacher and content to be learned, for the student); and (3) mediation between student and content, as the teacher builds an interactional strategy that helps students give meaning to the content. The paper concludes that such complex realities cannot be explained simply by placing "content" as a third pole on the semiotic triangle. (Contains 25 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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