March 11, 2006

Critical pedagogy and negotiated syllabus

Those staff members who push for
greater student participation in learning have one important
argument: most students learn much more when they are actively
involved in controlling their own learning rather than being passive
recipients of material provided by teachers. Yet this argument wins
the day only in a tiny minority of cases. There are two sources of
opposition.

This quotation is relevant to the debate that surfaced here recently between the "traditionalists vs progressives", "teacher-centred" supporters vs "student-centred" supporters.

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