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ERIC Number: ED423924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 11
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Two Essays on the Learning Paradigm.
Doud, Robert E.
This document contains two essays, both of which discuss the ascendancy of the learning paradigm over the teaching paradigm. "Philosophy and the Learning Paradigm" reviews the effects of post-modernism on student learning with regard to loss of authority in the classroom, lack of academic standards in writing, and perceptions of professors as oppressors. Suggested in the new pedagogy of learning are the use of humor, irony, and parody in helping teachers be more effective. "Sailing between Paradigms" proposes a balance between learning and teaching. In the old paradigm, where the professor is the center of attention and control in the learning environment, measurements of intelligence are limited, and students bright and capable of learning are excluded. The new paradigm of student-centered learning offers many more choices. Technology, change in attitude, and partnerships between students and teachers also are large parts of the new paradigm. Specific to the study of philosophy, this article asserts that faculty wish for their students to have an exposure to philosophy at an early age that creates a strong foundation with which they can live their lives in pursuit of original thought. (AS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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