ERIC Number: EJ877790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Pedagogy and Some Factors that Influence How We Facilitate Student Learning
Woods, Donald R.
Chemical Engineering Education, v43 n4 p250-256 Fall 2009
In this paper I'll share a personal overview of pedagogy in general. This will include a listing of my personal choices of the major events, from about 1950 onwards, that have had an impact on how I try to facilitate learning. The events occurred in Canada, the United States, UK and Australia. Some were publications; some were local, provincial/state and national initiatives; some were organizations; some were networking. I'll suggest the implications and usefulness of each. I'll also overview idealized career paths of persons who a) neglected pedagogy and focused on subject-discipline research; b) implemented pedagogy and did subject-discipline research; c) implemented pedagogy; d) implemented pedagogy and did research in both pedagogy and subject-discipline research; and e) implemented pedagogy and focused on pedagogy-based research. From this personal overview of activities in different countries, the evolution of a rich set of pedagogical ideas and a brief look at career paths of persons using pedagogy in different ways, some suggestions are given about personal actions you might take.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Influence, Science Instruction, Educational History, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom; United States