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ERIC Number: EJ883829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Learning in Community: Using the Menu to Improve Teaching Practice
Fagen, Ruth S.
Journal of Jewish Education, v76 n2 p100-103 2010
This article presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." In the last section of his article, Levisohn claims that when considering the field of teaching rabbinic literature, "the menu of orientations holds the potential to raise the level of pedagogic discourse." Levisohn has created a conceptual framework and accompanying shared language that will allow for teachers not only to reflect on their own practice, but also to do so within community. The menu is thus more than merely a mirror that can help teachers reflect on their own practice. It is a lens that provides the focus and clarity necessary for communal discourse. Here, the author points out three specific ways in which Levisohn's menu of orientations can foster the type of communal discourse that will help to improve teaching practice. The author notes how the menu can be useful to institutions in aligning vision with practice. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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