Title

Is it ‘teaching’ or just another broadcast channel that students are trying to tune into?

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Lynch, D & Smith, R 2013, 'Is it ‘teaching’ or just another broadcast channel that students are trying to tune into?', International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, vol. 1, no. 2.

Article available on Open Access

Abstract

This article is about a phenomenon playing out in modern day classroom under the guise of ‘teaching’. This phenomena we term ‘knowledge broadcasting’ and while it has the hallmarks of what people have come to expect happens in classrooms, its continuance as a mainstay ‘teaching’ approach is reflective of how teachers have failed to act on increasing understandings about how people learn and how teachers can best teach. This is not so much a criticism of teachers individually but a reflection of how organised / systemic teaching systems have failed to keep pace with increasing understandings about teaching and learning. We ask what then is teaching? This article uses the premise of an education metaphor to explore this question.