Centring Students and Changing the Landscape of Classroom Education – Dr Cynthia McCallister and Dr Edmund W. Gordon

behavioural sciences

Recent advances in science have demonstrated that human learning and thinking are highly social processes, governed by the learner’s ability to manage attention and effort. Drs Edmund Gordon and Cynthia McCallister propose an approach to education that centres the student in a dialectical model of pedagogy that integrates assessment, learning and teaching. Within their model, the loci of learning are the wilful, goal-oriented, socially-engaged processes that empower learners to develop intellective competencies.

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