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ERIC Number: EJ867557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teaching as Mediation: The Cogenerative Dialogue and Ethical Understandings
Stith, Ian; Roth, Wolff-Michael
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n2 p363-370 Feb 2010
The mediation by teachers of the many activity systems that constitute any given class has traditionally been an ignored aspect of teaching. In this paper we argue that the teacher's responsibility for this mediation exists and must therefore be accounted for in the praxis of teaching. In addition we argue for the "cogenerative dialogue" as one viable solution for teachers to mediate in an ethically responsive manner. We construct these arguments because teachers must be better prepared to understand their complex role in the classroom along with their ethical responsibility to the students for the effective negotiation of the systems they navigate each day. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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