|2.2 Teaching and learning steps|
In modern education there is a trend towards development from static knowledge transmission to dynamic learning centered acquirement, development and adaptation of concepts
- A student who sees learning as a quantitative increase in knowledge tends to wish the teacher to convey facts, and often resents spending time on activity and reflection.
- A student who sees learning as a qualitative increase in understanding the contents of something and being able to change perception about how things work, will tend to be dissatisfied with pure mediation teaching.
Teaching and learning can be perceived as having different levels or steps of quality. Here is a graphic presentation of such steps.
(Graphics: Thomas Andersen)
- Since books and other information nowadays are readily available, many prefer teachers who prioritize the highest three of the teaching and learning steps.