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Horn, Irmhild – South African Journal of Education, 2009
Contemporary education theory (and official South African policy) underwrites learner-centredness. I analyse learner-centredness as a possible piece of the puzzle about why it is proving so difficult to improve academic achievement. Learner-centred ideas are grounded in the belief that cognitive abilities develop spontaneously in accordance with a…
Descriptors: Criticism, Student Centered Learning, Educational Theories, Educational Policy
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Deacon, Roger – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Michel Foucault's work is already well-known in the field of education. What is not yet well-known is that Foucault's oeuvre as a whole incorporates within itself and offers for wider consumption a number of key educational themes. For purposes of clarity, these themes can be reduced to three, dealing with what might be called the past, present,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development