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ERIC Number: EJ1067114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Countering the Pedagogy of Extremism: Reflective Narratives and Critiques of Problem-Based Learning
Woo, Chris W. H.; Laxman, Kumar
International Education Studies, v6 n1 p46-56 2013
This paper is a critique against "purist" pedagogies found in the literature of student-centred learning. The article reproves extremism in education and questions the absolutism and teleological truths expounded in exclusive problem-based learning. The paper articulates the framework of a unifying pedagogical practice through Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's conceptual use of "beside" and leverages upon translation theory to counter argue against a pedagogy of extremism. The teaching and learning narratives of the authors are invoked in critiquing student-centred learning approaches that attempt to minimize the authority of the teacher/educators and advocate unguided learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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