Educational theory

Constructivist, learner-centred, holistic – What do these terms really mean and how are they related to adult literacy and learning? (2013)

This document is part of a project undertaken to collect information and stories about teaching and learning practices in adult literacy.

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2013-12-20

Motivation and the Adult New Reader (2002)

Becoming Literate at the Bob Steele Reading Center

A substantial revision of Demetrion's original essay of the same name, which was written in 1994.

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2003-02-28

Reading Giroux Through a Deweyan Lens: Pushing Utopia to the Outer Edge (2001)

This essay uses a Deweyan perspective to explore Giroux's writings, including his concepts of resistance, literacy, and empowerment.

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2002-10-25

Motivation and the Adult New Reader: Student Profiles in a Deweyan Vein (1998)

The educational philosopher, John Dewey defines growth as "the ability to learn from experience." This study focuses on this core Deweyan concept as a way of interpreting the learning history of three male students at an adult literacy learning center. This study focuses more on students' progress toward their goals than on their attainment of those goals.

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2002-10-25

Practitioner-Based Inquiry: Theoretical Probings (2000)

This essay critically examines Carr and Kemmis's “Becoming Critical: Education, Knowledge and Action Research” (1986), through comparison to John Dewey's “theory of knowing.”

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2002-10-25

Re-Inventing the Self (1999)

Passages into History, Business, and Adult Literacy - An American Scholar in Search of a Calling

This "critical autobiography" details fifteen years of the author's life, from graduate school through to program manager for an adult literacy reading centre, during which time he tried to lessen the tensions between thought/mind and action/body.

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2002-10-24
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