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ERIC Number: EJ960597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
The Past and Future inside the Present: Dialectical Thinking and the Transformation of Teaching
Edwards, Gail
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v9 n2 p43-59 Nov 2011
Despite decades of research exposing its limitations, transmission-based pedagogy is notably resistant to change. This paper argues that reform efforts will continue to be limited without a concomitant historical, dialectical analysis of the origin of such pedagogy. The paper locates the origin of transmission-based pedagogy in the economic and social transitions of seventeenth century Europe. It concludes by suggesting that only a dialectical understanding of this emergence can sensitise the education community to the possibilities for genuine transformation immanent in the current educational landscape.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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