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ERIC Number: EJ860623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Starter for 10 or Playing at Psychology?
Ravenscroft, Lesley
Psychology Teaching Review, v15 n1 p66-67 2009
According to Lusted (1986:3) pedagogy is "...the transformation of consciousness that takes place in three agencies--the teacher, the learner and the knowledge they together produce". Surely, that is what we, as educators, are aiming for? Raymie McKerrow (1989, p. 91) states that critical rhetoric serves to "de-mystify and connect" individuals with knowledge through a subjective and engaged discourse. Vivan Burr (1998, p.4) suggests that it is through interaction we construct knowledge. It is in this spirit that I offer the idea of sharing activities that have engaged students with psychology and the psychological way of thinking, either as "starters" or extension activities. Diverse student populations, classroom limitations and institutional constraints notwithstanding, I believe we have much to present to each other and we may find ideas for activities that suit our pedagogies and allow for the co-construction of knowledge with students through experience.
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