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ERIC Number: ED459678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-27
Pages: 21
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Beyond Sages and Guides: A Postmodern Teacher's Typology.
Halonen, Jane S.
The primary theme of this paper is that teaching at the college level has changed in the postmodern era in ways that make it necessary to consider a richer classification than the popular dichotomy of "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side." The career of G. Stanley Hall is discussed as an example of a teacher who would be considered more of a sage than a guide. In contrast, the teaching of Harry Kirke Wolfe was more that of a guide than a sage. The risk of simplifying teachers into lecturers and non-lecturers is explored, noting that faculty present themselves in many ways in the postmodern era. The characteristics that constitute effective classroom practice are discussed and grouped into the four clusters: (1) expressive personality factors; (2) behaviors that show receptivity to students; (3) pedagogical practices; and (4) physical characteristics. The paper concludes with examples of successful college teachers who break traditional rules of teaching effectiveness to great advantage. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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