O'Reilly logo

Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

6

HAS CLASSROOM TEACHING SERVED ITS DAY?

Donald McIntyre

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS TEACHING?

Teaching is a relatively easy concept to define: teaching is acting so as deliberately and directly to facilitate learning. While what is done to achieve the purpose of teaching may be almost infinitely diverse, it is the purpose of these activities, not the activities themselves, which is definitive. Similarly, teaching of important kinds is undertaken in many different contexts and by many people in diverse roles. The concept of teaching has no implications for where or by whom teaching is done. It is only the purpose of the activity, that of facilitating learning, that is crucial to the definition.

This definition of teaching is of course a crude ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required