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ERIC Number: EJ1135236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Personal Reflection: Teaching in the Shadow of a Dead God
Corrigan, Paul T.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n2 Article 26 Jul 2013
Potter (2013) argues that even though many college teachers have adopted constructivist practices and perspectives, the "foundations" of Western higher education remain objectivist through and through. In the title metaphor of his essay, "objectivism" is the dead god. Constructivism killed it conceptually. But materially and ideologically speaking, its shadow still hangs over everything we do. While we work to deeply engage learners in their own learning, the structures and infrastructures of our institutions assume a superficial understanding of learning and thereby undermine our efforts.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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