ERIC Number: ED461415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
A Need for Active Learning: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.
Firlik, Russell J.
This paper asserts that a modern elementary classroom, in which broadly based international perspectives are fostered and global understanding realized, is one in which the teacher, as a co-learner in the experience, is prepared to negotiate and exchange power with students. The paper explores how this shift in teaching philosophy toward active learning may be a requisite next stage in the evolution of the teaching of social studies. Brief descriptions of active learning in classrooms in Italy and England conclude the paper. (EV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Earlier version published in "Curriculum and Staff Development," Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 2000.