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Duckworth, Eleanor – Harvard Educational Review, 1986
After an extended account of two features that she considers to be the essence of teaching, the author describes how such teaching can, at the same time, be seen as a form of research. She proposes a vision of teachers as significant participants in theoretical and pedagogical discussions on the nature and development of human learning. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instruction, Learning Processes, Teacher Education
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Duckworth, Eleanor – Harvard Educational Review, 1991
Focuses on the nature of understanding by detailing the process of clinical interviewing. Examples from experiential learning in curriculum and teacher development lead to discussion of curriculum activity that celebrates the complexity of subject matter and the value of engaging learners in pursuing their own learning. (SK)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Curriculum Development, Difficulty Level, Educational Research
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Duckworth, Eleanor – Harvard Educational Review, 1972
The author believes that creativity and intelligence in children develop only minimally according to a built-in pace but depend mainly on having the opportunities to develop. (AN)
Descriptors: Child Development, Comprehension, Creative Thinking, Intellectual Development
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Duckworth, Eleanor – Harvard Educational Review, 1979
Skepticism about Piaget's work is the focus of this essay. The author sketches a history of Piaget's influence on American Education, reviews recent Genevan learning research, and turns to a consideration of issues of great educational concern, bringing Piaget's work to bear on them. (CT)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Theories, Learning Theories