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ERIC Number: EJ901621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Postsecondary Pedagogy: Moving Students from Performance to Competence
Erickson, Michael E.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v18 n1 p43-56 2007
The author reviews research indicating that discipline specialists and novices acquire knowledge differently. He argues that teaching professionals need to help students learn how to learn within general knowledge domains. The developmental/sociocultural perspectives of Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Luria, and others, which emphasize the inter/intrapersonal, sociocultural character of learning and the spiraling nature of learning through a "zone of proximal development," serve as a useful guide for assisting postsecondary teaching professionals in attempting to move students from performance to competence. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A