Dictionary

Andragogy – The method and practice of teaching adult learners

DialogicA conversational exchange between two or more people

Discourse – Written or spoken communication or debate

Discursive Relating to modes of discourse 

DistantiateTo put something physically or mentally at a distance 

Epistemology – The study of knowledge and justified belief 

Heutagogy – The study of self-determined learning

KinaestheticLearning by doing, rather than listening

Metacognition –  Refers to higher order thinking which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning

Monologic – prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker

Pedagogy – The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept

Qualitative research – Is primarily exploratory research. It is used to gain an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations

Self-efficacy Reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behaviour, and social environment

Triadic reflection   Two people discuss a topic while a third observes and then adds to the dialogue based on their observations of what has been discussed

Neo-Kantianism A sense of duty and a moral code, that someone must always do what is morally correct regardless of the consequences. The needs of the individual may not be cast aside for the benefit of society

Utilitarianism – A doctrine that says that actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority. The needs to the many outweigh the needs of the few. The sacrifice of one or a minority is acceptable if it benefits the majority

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