Tuesday, February 15, 2011

American Teaching

Question: What is the model for American Teaching?

Answer—Quote: “Research on models of learning used in school shows that American teaching is dominated by teacher-centered, information-transmission models…. In this type of model, teaching is telling, and learning is being able to repeat what you are told.” P. 57.

Comment: In my twenty years of supervision in high schools, I have to admit that this was the type of teaching I saw most frequently. The author goes on to describe a student-centered model of teaching and a third model in which teachers and students learn together. I think you need all three types of teaching. RayS.

Title: “Creating ‘Third Spaces’: Promoting Learning through Dialogue.” JD Wilhelm. (Voices form the Middle (December 2010), 55-58.

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