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Title:A philosophy for teaching in this strange place
Author:Chasi, Colin
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:higher education
teaching methods
educational philosophy
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2015.1112150
Abstract:Lecturing can be positively regarded as a practice by which students can be treated with respect in educational processes which grant them freedom to pursue and acquire new knowledge that meets their needs. Lecturing can also be negatively conceived as a practice which others students and positions them as people who deserve to be chided and harangued towards new knowledge. This negative conception is magnified in South Africa where what is taught to overly large classes offensively propagates colonial and apartheid schemata, while failing to advance the development needs of students. The author's teaching philosophy is a humanistic response to the difficulties of teaching in this strange circumstance. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]