Saturday, August 30, 2003

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards defines pedagogy as follows:

Content pedagogy refers to the pedagogical (teaching) skills teachers use to impart the specialized knowledge/content of their subject area(s). Effective teachers display a wide range of skills and abilities that lead to creating a learning environment where all students feel comfortable and are sure that they can succeed both academically and personally. This complex combination of skills and abilities is integrated in the professional teaching standards that also include essential knowledge, dispositions, and commitments that allow educators to practice at a high level. (See (Pedagogy Does Matter!)

:: note :: . . . the term begins . . .many gifts of dignity, respect, courage and joy to all learners in every phase of learning . . . it does matter . . . learning is meaning . . .