Philosophical and Psychological
Foundations of Education
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PAUL H. HIRST

 

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Excerpts from "What Is Teaching?"

Teaching is what is technically known as a polymorphous activity; it quite literally takes many different forms. ~ Paul Hirst, "What Is Teaching?"


Pupils may learn many things when a teacher is not in fact teaching. ~ Paul Hirst, "What Is Teaching?"


There is a gap between the knowledge, skills, or state of mind of the learner and what he is to learn, which it seems to me any teaching activity must seek to bridge if it is to deserve that label. Teaching activities must therefore take place at a level where the pupil can take on what it is intended he should learn. ~ Paul Hirst, "What Is Teaching?"


In so far as they are themselves processes for bringing about learning of certain kinds they are themselves forms of teaching. ~ Paul Hirst, "What Is Teaching?"


 

 

 
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