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ERIC Number: EJ787760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Transforming the Spirit of Learning: From Kindergarten to College
Bowden, Shelly Hudson
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v39 n4 p183-185 Sum 2003
In this article, the author shares the lessons she learned about teaching when she left her kindergarten classroom for a college classroom. She relates how she initially experienced disequilibrium between her personal practical theories about teaching and learning and her actual practice as a new college teacher. She relates that she recreated her personal beliefs and practices as a former kindergarten teacher in her new role as a college teacher by adhering to her three core beliefs: (1) Students should contribute to planning, learning, and self-evaluation; (2) Students must be immersed in and given time to practice the knowledge they are learning in a safe, risk-taking environment; and (3) Students and teachers must have and build upon common respect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A