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ERIC Number: EJ1029303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Practising Silence in Teaching
Forrest, Michelle
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v47 n4 p605-622 Dec 2013
The concept "silence" has diametrically opposed meanings; it connotes peace and contemplation as well as death and oblivion. Silence can also be considered a practice. There is keeping the rule of silence to still the mind and find inner truth, as well as forcibly silencing in the sense of subjugating another to one's own purposes. The concept of teaching runs the gamut between these extremes, from respectfully leading students to search and discover, to relentlessly bending them to one's own will. This article examines contradictory connotations and practices of silence and teachers' ambivalent perceptions of it in order to conceptualize a positive practice of silence for teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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