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ERIC Number: ED442757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 9
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The New Pedagogics: Revisiting Curriculum and Didactics.
Hamilton, David; Zufiaurre, Benjamin
This paper focuses on curriculum and didactics, working from the premise that the European discourse of didactics is close to the emergent Anglo-American discourse of pedagogics. The paper begins with an argument about the convergence of didactic and pedagogical theory. It illustrates the endurance of European didactic thought, using examples from Spain. Five sections focus on: why didactics is not popular in the United Kingdom and United States; the overlap between pedagogy (as upbringing) and didactics (as schooling); the discourse of didactic thinking and applications in Spain; didaktika magna to applied didactics; and epistemological evolution in didactic analysis. The paper concludes that the recent history of didactic and pedagogic thought in Europe and North America is neither simple nor linear. Semantic, geographical, historical, political, and confessional differences are involved. The overall conclusion is that neither field is static, and there is no point in searching for the true pedagogics of didactics. It is better to understand them in their historical, geographical, and political contexts. (Contains 27 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain