Re: ME:"Models of Teaching...": Is any lecture evidence of adult-run approach

From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 12 Oct 1996
Time: 01:59:50


Hi Annie--

You wrote, "I was interested on the discussion of the transmission theory of learning or adult-run instruction. This method views the child as a receptacle of knowledge. I feel like this has definately been my schooling experience. I think its an unfortunated method because it trains children to expect to be spoon fed knowledge as opposed to discovering things on their own."

I wonder if you consider any lecture as evidence of adult-run approach? Do you think that assuption that children should discover everything by their own belongs to the children-run approach? What would you see the role of adults and children in a community of learners approach?

Eugene Matusov