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ERIC Number: EJ813765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
The Action Inquiry Seminar: Education in Democratic Classrooms
McKernan, James A.
College Quarterly, v10 n4 p1-6 Fall 2007
This article argues for a more democratic pedagogy in the form of the action research seminar. The procedures for mounting the action inquiry seminar are described and the distinction is made between instruction, training and education. The objectives model for instruction is criticized in favor of education insofar as inquiry-based models cannot specify in advance of teaching the outcomes to be arrived at. The action inquiry seminar is a suitable pedagogy for knowledge production and the development of situational understanding in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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