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ERIC Number: EJ819129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Towards a Pedagogy for Clinical Education: Beyond Individual Learning Differences
Kinchin, Ian M.; Baysan, Aylin; Cabot, Lyndon Bruce
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v32 n4 p373-387 Nov 2008
The development of teaching in higher education towards a more learner-orientated model has been supported by the literature on individual learning differences and on learning styles in particular. This has contributed to the evolution of university pedagogy away from a medieval transmission model than runs counter to contemporary understanding of learning. However, rather than solving problems of classroom practice, recognition of student learning differences has amplified a number of tensions within the system that have not been adequately resolved in practical terms for academic staff. Such tensions complicate the professional lives of university teachers and as a consequence may lead to cycles of non-learning as teachers retreat towards the familiar transmission of content. A reconceptualisation of university pedagogy towards an expertise model allows the variation between complementary chains of practice and networks of understanding to be exploited as a positive characteristic of the learning experience. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom