ERIC Number: EJ1072634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Emergent Interactions: Rethinking the Relationship between Teaching and Learning
Case, Jennifer M.
Teaching in Higher Education, v20 n6 p625-635 2015
The relationship between teaching and learning is represented in contemporary higher education research which has looked at the correlations between students' approaches to learning and teachers' approaches to teaching. This article proposes a rethinking of this relationship, building on a critical realist perspective. Here, the teaching-learning interaction is argued to be emergent from the activities of teaching and of learning, and it is this emergent property which provides the explanatory mechanism for the relationship between them. Support for this position is located in recent work by Paul Ashwin and also in the sociology of Margaret Archer.
Descriptors: Interaction, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Correlation, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Instruction, Learning, Learning Activities, Alignment (Education), Praxis, Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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