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ERIC Number: EJ1229330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
A New Way of Understanding Teaching: A German Perspective
Gruschka, Andreas
Oxford Review of Education, v45 n5 p673-689 2019
This paper introduces and summarises a programme of German research into teaching started 20 years ago. This research draws on Herbart's analysis of teaching with its focus on 'Bildung' (formation) which is distinguished from the measurement/psychometric tradition. It offers the possibilities of a deeper empirical understanding of pedagogical practice in terms of (i) education, (ii) formation, and (iii) didactics. The paper sets out four pedagogical assumptions drawing on empirical experience. It proceeds to a discussion of methodological principles to show what it means to reconstruct teaching using a hermeneutic approach involving a sequence analysis of lesson transcripts. The approach is also recommended for teacher professional learning through offering alternative ways of problem solving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany