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ERIC Number: EJ810005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Theoretical Frameworks and Models of Learning: Tools for Developing Conceptions of Teaching and Learning
Fostaty Young, Sue
International Journal for Academic Development, v13 n1 p41-49 Mar 2008
A key component of academic development is the improvement of teaching with the express purpose of improving student learning. To achieve that end, we work toward helping faculty members develop increasingly sophisticated and complex conceptions of teaching so that they might more readily think about teaching in new ways. Models of learning and theoretical frameworks provide developers with ready-made templates and vocabularies through which to help faculty members examine, name and refine their epistemological and ontological frameworks for teaching and learning. This paper is an examination of ways in which the architectural and organic metaphoric language of two constructivist orientations to learning might be used by developers to help faculty members develop increasingly sophisticated conceptions of learning and teaching. The paper also outlines the epistemological and ontological implications of three taxonomies of learning and how they might be used to challenge and influence faculty members' conceptions of learning and teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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