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Topic: Pseudoteaching
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Joshua Fisher

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Registered: 11/26/08
Posted: Feb 22, 2011 3:41 PM
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Here's a working definition of "pseudoteaching" at (

"Pseudoteaching is something you realize you?re doing after you?ve attempted a lesson which from the outset looks like it should result in student learning, but upon further reflection, you realize that it [sic] the very lesson itself was flawed and involved minimal learning."

Another link here: (

Now read some of those posts and behold a couple of not-really-surprising things: (a) open-ended, discovery learning is never or hardly ever pseudoteaching, and (b) little to no evidence is given for (a).

All these inkhorn arguments for an already-accepted conclusion. These folks should be theologians.

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