Religious Studies and Theology, Vol 38, No 1-2 (2019)

Learning and Teaching as Emergent, Standardized, and Radical Concepts

Joanne Benham Rennick
Issued Date: 14 May 2019

Abstract


Using a brief etymological and comparative linguistic analysis, this paper traces the progression of meaning behind the words "learning" and "teaching" and compares these terms with current usage and context. The goal is to show how both learning and teaching can hold different meanings imbued with disparate potential for the learner and the learning environment, despite the changing nature of education and the increasing corporatization of the university. This analysis highlights the importance of Professor Desjardins' contributions to the project of education and learning.

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DOI: 10.1558/rsth.38260

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